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This release contains the exported daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual state-level and sub-state-level minimum wage datasets described in Vaghul and Zipperer (2016).

ABSTRACT: We introduce datasets of historical state and sub-state minimum wage levels for the United States. From these daily minimum wage increases, we create 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. Estimating teen wage and employment elasticities using the state data generate very similar estimates to those estimated using minimum wage data from other recent papers.

Please see http://equitablegrowth.org/working-papers/historical-state-and-sub-state-minimum-wage-data/ to find the latest version of the Working Paper.