The Seattle Minimum Wage Experiment

The Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance was signed by Mayor Murray on June 3, 2014 and took effect April 1, 2015. The passing of the ordinance raised many questions from businesses and citizens, many of which are the people that will be affected by this wage increase. The main questions were who will be affected and how will the increase be implemented?

This visualization aims to provide a digestible overview of the Minimum Wage Ordinance including the population’s it aims to increase the wages of and how it will be implemented through different categories of employers over time.

Chad P. Hall