Interactive: What Would $10.10 Mean for Your State?
05:06 PM EDT
In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. That would benefit more than 28 million workers, helping families across the country make ends meet.
But exactly how would it help? We’ll show you.
Check out our new interactive state-by-state maps, which break down how a $10.10 minimum wage can help workers in each state. And if you agree that 28 million Americans deserve a raise, add your name.
The data shows why this issue is so important.
In Texas, for example, almost 3 million workers would benefit from raising the minimum wage. And the additional earnings from a $10.10 wage could help a full-time, full-year minimum-wage worker afford either six months of rent, 36 weeks of groceries, or 103 tanks of gas.
American workers are doing their part. It’s past time they get the raise they’ve earned.