Raising Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 by 2015 would boost wages for an estimated 357,000 workers, helping increase purchasing power in the state by an estimated $470 million. Minnesota 2020 took these figures a step further to show what impact a $9.50 minimum wage would have in certain parts of the state.
Based on the number of low-wage workers in each senate district, we created the interactive map below. Click on your area to find the estimated number of people who would receive a raise and the estimated purchasing power boost.
Click on the map to view district numbers. Use + and – to zoom. View map in a new window.
Estimated Economic Impact of Minimum Wage Increase by Senate District: