42% of Florida’s employees make less than $15 an hour.
Other states with many low-wage workers
Only three other states do worse than Florida in the number of workers making under $15 an hour. According to Axios, Mississippi, New Mexico, and South Carolina also have high numbers of employees making less than $15 an hour.
Minimum wage in Florida
Florida voters approved gradually increasing wages from $8.65 an hour to $15 an hour by 2026.
Currently, the minimum wage in Florida is $10 an hour which workers say is not a living wage.