It's been 13 years since the U.S. raised the minimum wage

Posted on AllSides July 25th, 2022
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Chart: Irina Ivanova Source: Economic Policy Institute

As Americans grapple with the stiffest inflation in 40 years, many workers may ponder another milestone today: It's been exactly 13 years since the last time the U.S. raised the federal minimum wage. 

That's the longest time the baseline wage has stayed flat since the nation first implemented a minimum wage during the Great Depression.

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