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History of the minimum wage

Date General rate Rate for employees receiving tips Rate for employees of the clothing industry
May 1, 2015$10.55$9.05$10.55
May 1, 2014$10.35$8.90$10.35
May 1, 2013$10.15$8.75$10.15
May 1, 2012 $9.90 $8.55 $9.90
May 1, 2011 $9.65 $8.35 $9.65
May 1, 2010 $9.50 $8.25 $9.50
May 1, 2009 $9.00 $8.00 $9.00
May 1, 2008 $8.50 $7.75 $8.50
May 1, 2007 $8.00 $7.25 $8.25
May 1, 2006 $7.75 $7.00 $8.25
May 1, 2005 $7.60 $6.85 $8.10
May 1, 2004 $7.45 $6.70 $8.00
January 1, 2004 $7.30 $6.55 $8.00
May 1, 2003 $7.30 $6.55 $7.30
The same as the general rate
February 1, 2003 $7.30 $6.55 No data.
October 1, 2002 $7.20 $6.45 No data.
February 1, 2001 $7.00 $6.25 No data.
October 1, 2000 $6.90 $6.15 No data.
October 1, 1999 $6.90 $6.15 No data.
October 1, 1998 $6.90 $6.15 No data.
October 1, 1997 $6.80 $6.05 No data.
October 1, 1996 $6.70 $5.95 No data.
October 1, 1995 $6.45 $5.73 No data.
October 1, 1994 $6.00 $5.28 No data.
October 1, 1993 $5.85 $5.13 No data.
October 1, 1992 $5.70 $5.00 No data.
October 1, 1991 $5.55 $4.83 No data.
October 1, 1990 $5.30 $4.58 No data.
October 1, 1989 $5.00 $4.28 No data.
October 1, 1988 $4.75 $4.03 No data.
October 1, 1987 $4.55 $3.83 No data.
October 1, 1986 $4.35 $3.63 No data.