Minimum Wage is a project of the Employment Policies Institute (EPI). Founded in 1991, EPI is a non-profit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth. In particular, EPI focuses on issues that affect entry-level employment.

Among other issues, EPI research has quantified the impact of new labor costs on job creation, explored the connection between entry-level employment and welfare reform, and analyzed the demographic distribution of mandated benefits. EPI sponsors nonpartisan research which is conducted by independent economists at major universities around the country.


The Employment Policies Institute has compiled a wealth of information about the minimum wage and related statistics. For interviews, comments, or more information please contact Christy Petriccione at [email protected].

  • News Reports  – Clips from recent news stories featuring EPI can be found here.
  • Recent Research – Read more about our most recent research and studies on the minimum wage
  • State Rates – Click here to find wage rates and unemployment numbers for your state.