The Vast Majority of Minimum Wage Workers are Teenagers

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Date Originated: August of 2013
Categories: Minimum Wage
A common Republican Party talking point is that a majority of individuals that make make minimum wage are teenagers working in their first or second job. However, that claim is not backed up by any facts. The average age of someone working on minimum wage is 35 and one third of all minimum wage earners are 40 or older.
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