Thursday, June 22, 2006

Minimum Wage Map by State... What A Surprise!

With no increase in the minimum wage again this year, it's up to the states to try to help provide workers with liveable salaries. So I decided to take a look at what the U.S. Department of Labor says about minimum wage laws across the country. They provide this helpful map (click for larger image):

Gee, I thought, that looks kinda familiar almost. What would happen if I change around the color choices a little? (again, click for larger image. note: updated to reflect more recently passed Michigan and Arkansas minimum wage laws)

Ah! Now I know where I've seen that before!

Not quite identical mind you, but eerily similar:

x-posted to dailyKos