Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers
By: Abigail Grise
The United States Bureau of Labor puts together a compilation of characteristics of minimum wage workers every year. 2013's statistics were released March of 2014. These "characteristics" include race, sex, age, education, the region you live in, and how many hours worked by an employee.
Not only does the report analyze worker statistics, but also the jobs and minimum wage itself in addition to supplying information on the amount of hourly-paid workers making at or below the federally set minimum wage.
Minimum Wage Basic Statistics:
•Women account for 62% and men account for 38% of hourly workers making at or below $7.25 an hour.
United States. Bureau of Labor. Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2013. N.p.: n.p., n.d. BLS Statistics. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. (PDF)
"What Are the Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers?" Center for Poverty Research. UC Davis, 3 July 2014. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.