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United States

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Minimum Wage Workers

Links to annual report Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, data, and laws and regulations.

Department of Labor: Minimum Wage

Includes laws and regulations including link to states.

Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: A Fact Sheet by Craig K. Elwell.  Congressional Research Service 7-5700 R42973, January 8, 2014

Basic information about its creation, calculation, and history.   Changes over the years are given in a table: The Statutory Minimum Wage, Hourly Earnings, and Inflation.

NCSL Minimum Wage Chart

National Conference of State Legislatures chart (as of Feb. 2015) gives minimum wage for each state, plus whether increases are tied to Federal 
minimum wage, and if and how it is indexed to automatic adjustments.


ILO topic: Wages

The International Labour Organization published the Global Wage Report 2014/15, which "reviews the main trends in wages in developed, emerging and developing countries. It also analyses inequality in the labour market and in household income." Reports for 2008/09, 2010/11, and 2012/13 are also available.

Data used for Part I of this report are available in the ILO Global Wage Database. Data cover minimum wages, average wages, low pay, earnings dispersion and labour income share, and are available from 1995 to 2013.  More recent years for a subset of these indicators are also available in the collection “Yearly indicators”  (Browse by subject). 

TRAVAIL is the ILO's legal database on minimum wages.

Minimum Wages around the World

Current year minimum wage in the local currency. The links are made available through the website of the WageIndicator Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to labor market transparency by providing accurate wage and wage related information.