Someone Compares The Minimum Wage In 2010 vs 2020, And If That’s Not Sad Enough, Other People Share More Statistics

Someone Compares The Minimum Wage In 2010 vs 2020, And If That’s Not Sad Enough, Other People Share More Statistics

We all have our understanding of what a great New Year’s social gathering is, however Twitter entered 2020 by sharing unhappy stats. However, whereas it’s not as thrilling as lighting up some fireworks, reflecting on some necessary social points actually helps to place issues into perspective.

Everything began when reporter Ken Klippenstein tweeted that the minimal wage within the US has remained the identical for a decade – $7.25. Pretty quickly, folks started replying to him with different gloomy numbers. The thread has already obtained over 172Ok likes and 53Ok retweets, and it appears to be like prefer it continues to develop. Unlike the wallets of the minimal wage staff.

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Beginning of the last decade

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End of the last decade

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The first nation on this planet to move nationwide minimal wage legal guidelines was New Zealand. The Kiwis did this again in 1894. It took practically half a century for the US to do the identical. President Franklin Roosevelt launched the primary federal minimal wage in 1938, setting it at 25 cents an hour, which equates to about $4.45 in at the moment’s cash.

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Throughout the years, Congress has raised the minimal wage 22 occasions. The present degree, at $7.25 an hour, was set in 2009. However, it’s price mentioning that cities and states have the choice of setting their very own minimal wages. As of January 2019, 29 states had a minimal wage greater than the federal degree.

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In current years, these numbers have induced rising protests. A motion referred to as “Fight for $15” has been demanding a rise within the minimal wage to a residing wage (the minimal revenue obligatory for a employee to satisfy their primary wants). According to a calculator created by Dr. Amy Ok. Glasmeier, the residing wage within the United States was $16.07 per hour in 2017, earlier than taxes for a household of 4 (two working adults, two youngsters).

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