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Relative Minimum Wage Highest in Puerto Rico

Created on July 27, 2015

Relative Minimum Wage Highest in Puerto Rico

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The federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour applies to Puerto Rico, but its median wage is $9.42 per hour. This means the minimum wage is 77 percent of the median, far higher than any state in the U.S.

Source: Heritage Foundation calculations based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov (accessed July 21, 2015).

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