Minimum Wages in the United States remained unchanged at 7.25 USD/Hour in 2020 from 7.25 USD/Hour in 2019. source: Department of Labor

Minimum Wages in the United States averaged 3.13 USD/Hour from 1938 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 7.25 USD/Hour in 2009 and a record low of 0.25 USD/Hour in 1938. This page provides - United States Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Federal Minimum Hourly Wage - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on November of 2020.

Minimum Wages in the United States is expected to reach 7.25 USD/Hour by the end of 2020, 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 9.00 USD/Hour in 2021 and 11.00 USD/Hour in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Federal Minimum Hourly Wage

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 1938 - 2020 USD/Hour Yearly

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.90 7.90 14.70 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 638.00 672.00 4781.00 -20787.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 906.00 892.00 4729.00 -19835.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -268.00 -220.00 465.00 -952.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 38.00 60.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 742.00 711.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 6372.00 6801.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 365.00 753.00 4485.00 -19409.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 149806.00 147563.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 11061.00 12580.00 23078.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.00 4.70 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.80 34.80 34.80 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.70 61.40 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.21 1.50 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.70 13.50 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 114.04 116.73 116.73 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 112.41 111.08 112.41 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6608.00 6645.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6436.00 6352.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 80666.00 118804.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 24.82 24.77 25.12 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.95 23.03 23.03 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 0.53 -0.20 13.78 -7.00 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.50 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 329.13 327.17 329.13 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 57.40 56.60 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 123593.00 122423.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 320.24 296.37 1352.18 31.95 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26163.00 25161.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 742.00 755.75 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]


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. .