The Minimum Wage:
Increasing the Reward for Work

March 2000

A Report by the National Economic Council
with the Assistance of the Council of Economic Advisers
and the Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor

The report is posted in the PDF file format. Some charts did not convert properly, and they will be updated shortly.

The content sections of the report in the PDF include:

Executive Summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Background on the Minimum Wage
  3. The 1996-97 Minimum Wage Increase
  4. Raising the Minimum Wage to $6.15: Who is Directly Affected?
  5. Economic Research on the Effect of the Minimum Wage on Employment
  6. Conclusion