Tennessee leads nation for minimum wage workers

Tennessee leads nation for minimum wage workers

March 26th, 2014 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

About 7.4 percent of Tennessee's workforce earns at or below the mimum wage, the highest proportion of minimum wage workers in the country, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nationally, about 4.3 percent of the workforce - or 3.3 million workers - earn at or below the minimum wage.

In Tennessee, about 117,000 workers earn about at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

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