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Ten Dollars an Hour


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Submitted by hipparchia on

that's what the minimum wage would be now had it kept up with productivity gains.

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Submitted by Bryan on

From Oregon State: a discussion and graphs showing History of the Minimum Wage.

The equivalent of what I was making when I started working would be $9/hour today. In 1967 the Federal minimum wage peaked at the equivalent of $9.47/hour.

When I was making $1.25/hour minimum wage you could buy a new family car for under $2K, and a new 2-bedroom house for $10K. Two cheeseburgers, fries, and a Coke at McDonalds was $.50.