The ups and downs of minimum wage

Articles and reports: 75-006-X201400114035

Description:

This article provides information on the evolution of the minimum wage since 1975, the average hourly wage, and on the ratio between these two indicators. The article also sheds light on the increase in the proportion of paid workers earning minimum wage between 1997 and 2013, as well as the characteristics of workers most likely to be paid at this minimum rate.

Issue Number: 2014001
Author(s): Fecteau, Éric; Galarneau, Diane
FormatRelease dateMore information
HTMLJuly 16, 2014
PDFJuly 16, 2014