40% of US workers now earn less than 1968 minimun wage
- Back in 1968, the minimum wage in the United States was $1.60 an hour. That sounds very small, but after you account for inflation a very different picture emerges. Using the inflation calculator that the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides, $1.60 in 1968 is equivalent to $10.74 today.
Sooooooo, how's that "recovery" treating you?