Monday numbers

Monday numbers

22.5 million—number of workers in the U.S. who would directly benefit from an increase in the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 (“Raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 would lift wages for 41 million American workers, Economic Policy Institute, April 26, 2017)

3.10—amount in dollars of the average increase those workers would receive in their hourly wage in current dollars (Ibid)

5,100—amount in dollars of the average increase in annual wages of workers who would benefit from raising the minimum wage to $15 (Ibid)

19 million—-number of workers who would benefit from the spillover effect of raising the minimum wage to $15 (Ibid)

41.5—total number of workers who would directly or indirectly benefit from raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 (Ibid)

55.6—percentage of workers who would benefit from raising the minimum wage who are women (Ibid)

63—percentage of workers who would benefit from raising the minimum wage who are working full time (Ibid)

19 million—number of children whose parents would receive higher wages if the federal minimum wage increased to $15 in 2024 (Ibid)

1.7 million—number of North Carolina workers who would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 (Ibid)

92—percentage of workers in North Carolina who would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage who are older than 20 (Ibid)

55.4— percentage of Latino workers in North Carolina who would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage (Ibid)

45—percentage of African-American workers in North Carolina who would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage (Ibid)

66—percentage of workers in North Carolina who would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage who are working full time (Ibid)