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Tennessee ties for first in leading nation for minimum wage workers

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A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Tennessee ties with Idaho when it comes to leading the nation with hourly paid workers earning at or below federal minimum wage at a little more than 7 percent.

Across the U. S. of the more than 75 million hourly workers age 16 and older, 1.5 million earned federal minimum wage.  1.8 million earned wages below the federal minimum.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nationwide the majority of minimum wage workers were under the age of 25.  Five percent of those were women.

 

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