Louisiana and South Carolina
the states with the highest percentages of hourly paid workers earning at or below the federal minimum wage in 2019 — 5%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Additional Information: As of 2019, the federal minimum wage was $7.25 an hour. California, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are tied for having the smallest percentage of hourly workers earning at or below the federal minimum wage in 2019 — less than 1%.
Reference: For more information, read the 2019 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis, "Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2019." "Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2019."

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