There conversation surrounding the minimum wage continues. Some facts:
- 59% of all salary/wage earners are paid in hourly rates – 75.3 million workers.
- 1.6 million earn exactly the minimum wage.
- 2.0 million earn less than the federal minimum.
- These totals represent 4.7% of all hourly paid workers.
All the debate and all the protest over 4.7% hourly employees – less if you consider the fact that the 2 million earning less than the federal minimum actually earn significantly more than the minimum wage.