Minimum Wages in the United States remained unchanged at 7.25 USD/Hour in 2018 from 7.25 USD/Hour in 2017. Minimum Wages in the United States averaged 3.03 USD/Hour from 1938 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7.25 USD/Hour in 2009 and a record low of 0.25 USD/Hour in 1938.

Minimum Wages in the United States is expected to be 7.25 USD/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Federal Minimum Hourly Wage is projected to trend around 7.50 USD/Hour in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 155.00 237.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 161.00 251.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -6.00 -14.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 27.00 26.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 206.00 233.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1661.00 1636.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 179.00 225.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 156795.00 156562.00 156795.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5975.00 6075.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.77 0.84 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.10 8.30 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.05 108.81 109.60 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.69 105.10 105.69 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7320.00 7070.00 7320.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7079.00 6960.00 7293.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 53073.00 75644.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.95 22.88 22.95 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.60 4.79 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.82 21.67 21.82 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Employment Rate 60.60 60.60 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129755.00 129212.00 129755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 27039.00 27297.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Federal Minimum Hourly Wage

In the United States, the federal minimum wage is the lowest wage rate that an employer can pay per hour to workers covered by the minimum wage law (the FLSA). The FLSA applies to: employees of federal, state or local government agencies, hospitals and schools, and generally to domestic workers; employees of enterprises that have annual gross volume of sales of at least $500,000; employees of smaller firms if they are engaged in interstate commerce or in the production of goods for commerce. Many states also have minimum wage laws. Where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher minimum wage rate. . This page provides - United States Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Federal Minimum Hourly Wage - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 1938 - 2018 USD/Hour Yearly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 11300.00 Dec/18
Australia 719.20 Jul/18
Brazil 954.00 Dec/18
Canada 14.00 Dec/18
China 2420.00 Apr/18
France 1498.47 Dec/18
Germany 8.84 Jan/18
Indonesia 3.60 Jan/18
Japan 848.00 Dec/18
Mexico 88.36 Oct/18
Netherlands 1594.20 Dec/18
Russia 11163.00 May/18
South Korea 7530.00 Dec/18
Spain 858.55 Dec/18
Turkey 2029.50 Dec/18
United Kingdom 7.83 Apr/18
United States 7.25 Dec/18


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