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Ratio of average minimum wage to average hourly earnings

% 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 1975 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 Manufacturing industriesManufacturing industries All industriesAll industries
Note(s):
Data for 1975 to 1982 are not available for "all industries." See note to readers.

Chart description

The title of the graph is "Ratio of average minimum wage to average hourly earnings."
This is a line chart.
The vertical axis is "%."
The title of series 1 is "Manufacturing industries."
The title of series 2 is "All industries."

Ratio of average minimum wage to average hourly earnings, %
  Manufacturing industries All industries
1975 47.3 ..
1976 47.2 ..
1977 44.7 ..
1978 43.1 ..
1979 41.7 ..
1980 39.3 ..
1981 38.5 ..
1982 36.1 ..
1983 35.6 38.5
1984 35.4 38.7
1985 34.9 38.5
1986 34.6 38.3
1987 35.6 39.3
1988 36.1 39.8
1989 36.1 39.9
1990 35.9 40.0
1991 35.9 39.9
1992 37.3 41.4
1993 38.3 42.4
1994 38.9 43.2
1995 39.3 43.9
1996 39.4 44.3
1997 40.0 44.6
1998 39.2 44.1
1999 39.8 44.3
2000 38.8 43.6
2001 38.0 42.5
2002 38.1 42.2
2003 37.3 41.5
2004 36.9 41.2
2005 36.9 41.0
2006 38.5 41.7
2007 37.8 41.4
2008 39.3 42.5
2009 43.5 44.2
2010 44.1 45.6
2011 44.1 45.4
2012 44.5 46.0
2013 45.1 45.5
Note(s):
Data for 1975 to 1982 are not available for "all industries." See note to readers.
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