3.8 million make minimum wage..

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FROM the Govt. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

In 2011, 73.9 million American workers age 16 and over were paid at hourly rates, representing 59.1 percent of all wage and salary workers.1 Among those paid by the hour, 1.7 million earned exactly the prevailing Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. About 2.2 million had wages below the minimum.
Together, these 3.8 million workers with wages at or below the Federal minimum made up 5.2 percent of all hourly-paid workers.

bls.gov/cps/minwage2011.htm

Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2011

3.8 million working at less then or equal to minimum wage!

Minimum wage workers tend to be young. Although workers under age 25 represented only about one-fifth of hourly-paid workers, they made up about half of those paid the Federal minimum wage or less. Among employed teenagers paid by the hour, about 23 percent earned the minimum wage or less, compared with about 3 percent of workers age 25 and over.

So what is the problem? When most of these jobs are service jobs that can be replaced by robots.

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