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Infographic: Is the American Minimum Wage Too Low? — Part 2

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In the first installment of MintLife’s 2-part minimum wage series, we discussed the widening gap between Federal minimum wage and the average wage — a divide that has been growing steadily since 1968.

In this second installment of the series, we take a look at the numbers when adjusted for inflation and see that the minimum today is more than $3.25 lower than the high-water benchmark of 1968, when the minimum wage was $10.59.

Minimum wage is on a steady decline — do you think it should ever go up?

Click on “Launch Infographic” for an expanded view.