Overview of BLS Data on Minimum Wage Workers

BLS data on minimum wage workers are summarized in an annual report, Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, wich contains tables showing data for workers with hourly earnings at or below the prevailing Federal minimum wage by selected characteristics such as geography, occupation, industry, educational attainment, age, and sex.

Links to the most recent Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers report, as well as archived reports, are found under the Minimum wage workers header on the BLS Current Population Survey Earnings page. (BLS data on minimum wage workers come from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly household survey.)

Additional information and analysis may be found in selected articles in the Monthly Labor Review (MLR) Online. See the MLR earnings and wages index or search the MLR for "minumum wage".

Further information pertaining to minimum wage workers, including laws and regulations, is available from the main Department of Labor website: www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/minimumwage.htm.

Also see Overview of BLS Statistics on Pay and Benefits.


Last Modified Date: March 8, 2010