Sun
Jun 16 2013
01:30 am

That's a pretty big jump in a short time.

From the NY Times ...

Put simply, the recession took middle-class jobs, and the recovery has replaced them with low-income ones, a trend that has exacerbated income inequality. According to Labor Department data, about 1.7 million workers earned the minimum wage or less in 2007. By 2012, the total had surged to 3.6 million, with millions of others earning just a few cents or dollars more.

Faces of the Minimum Wage

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