Black and Hispanic workers would disproportionately benefit from a $15 minimum wage in 2025: Share of workers in each race/ethnicity category who would get a direct or indirect pay raise under the Raise the Wage Act of 2021

Race/Ethnicity All Women
White 18.4% 23.6%
Black 31.3% 34.0%
Hispanic 26.0% 30.7%

Note: Directly affected workers will see their wages rise to the new minimum wage; indirectly affected workers have wages just above the new minimum and (up to 115% of the new minimum) and will receive a raise as employer pay scales are adjusted upward.

Source: Economic Policy Institute Wage Simulation Model; see Technical Methodology by Cooper, Mokhiber, and Zipperer (2019).

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