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Total workers at or below federal minimum wage

This metric represents the total number of workers paid at or below the federal minimum wage. It does not include minimum wage workers in states or localities with minimum wages higher than the federal minimum wage.

There were a total of 1 million people working at or below the federal minimum wage in the US in 2021, a decrease of 1.8% or 21,000 workers from 2020.

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