53 million

The number of low-wage workers in America, with an average annual salary of $17,950. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that if the federal minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour by 2025, 1.4 million jobs would get cut but 17 million workers would receive a pay raise.

The number of low-wage workers in America, with an average annual salary of $17,950. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that if the federal minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour by 2025, 1.4 million jobs would get cut but 17 million workers would receive a pay raise. (NPR — March 26, 2021)