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Changes in Basic Minimum Wages in Non-Farm Employment under State Law: Selected Years 1968+ from the United States Department of Labor, which also gives current minimum wage by state.

Historical state and sub-state minimum wage data
Historical state and sub-state minimum wage levels for the United States. From these daily minimum wage increases, are state and sub-state panels at daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual frequencies. The state datasets span May 1974 to July 2016 and the sub-state datasets include city and county changes from January 2004 to July 2016.

State Minimum Wage Chart from The National Conference on State Legislatures includes information on future scheduled increases, increases tied to federal minimum wage, and indexed automatic adjustments, as well as the current wage.

Minimum Wage Guide (2009) from the Economic Policy Institute includes data on how many people are affected state-by-state, along with information about trends on the minimum wages value over time.  Other EPI reports on minimum wage.  

State Minimum Wage Rates: 1983-2014 from Tax Policy Center

Download the Excel or PDF file to retrieve data for all years.

Sage Stats (Princeton only) has "State Minimum Wage Rates" from 1995 to present, with the time series downloadable as an Excel file.

For additional historical minimum wage statistics, try The Book of the States. Also available in print: Firestone Library (F) Trustee Reading Room Reference (DR) at call number JK2403 .B62 and other library locations [View Catalog Record]

For additional resources, see the Minimum Wage guide.

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