Pennsylvania Capital Star: On anniversary of last minimum wage increase, advocates call for a raise
By Cassie Miller
Pennsylvania Capital Star, July 23, 2022. Also WFMZ-TV Pennsylvania, St. Joseph News Press (MO), Eastern Progress (KY), Longview News Journal (TX), KPVI (NBC) Idaho, other outlets
This Sunday marks 13 years since the federal minimum wage was last raised, the longest period in history without an increase.
The federal minimum wage was at its peak purchasing power in 1968, when the minimum wage was worth $13.86 in 2022 dollars, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Inflation Calculator.