Geplaatst: zaterdag 16 maart 2013 13:37
Bron: allgov.com

VS: Minimumloon (gecorrigeerd voor inflatie) is lager dan in 1956

Washington has increased the federal minimum wage more than 20 times since it was created during the Great Depression. But those bumps have not been sufficient to keep the wage law current with inflation.

As a result, today’s minimum wage of $7.25 (set in 2009) is actually lower than it was in 1956, after factoring in rising prices over the decades, according to a recent report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS).