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What state has the lowest minimum wage? Which state has the highest?

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The U.S government, as well as individual state governments, are in charge of regulating wages to ensure workers are being fairly compensated.

As such, there has been a federal minimum wage since 1938, when Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the first federal minimum wage was 25 cents per hour.

The U.S Department of Labor says the minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour since 2009, but MIT’s Living Wage Calculator reports the average living wage as of 2019 is $16.54.

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Story Credit: usatoday.com

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