This was addressed yesterday when it was pointed out to him that Texas leads the nation with minimum wage workers among hourly paid workers.
Originally Posted by j-mac
Among hourly-paid workers in Texas, 550,000 had earnings at or below the prevailing Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour in 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (See chart 1
.) Nearly 5.8 million workers were paid at hourly rates, representing 55.7 percent of all Texas wage and salary workers.1
. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that the number of Texans paid at or below
the Federal minimum wage increased as the number of workers earning the exact Federal minimum wage rose, while the number of Texans paid below the minimum wage declined. Combined, these workers accounted for 9.5 percent of all hourly-paid workers in Texas.2
. (See chart 2
and table 1
Minimum Wage Workers in Texas - 2010
Now he seeks to change the parameters of the BLS report because he doesn't like the results.