NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Back in 1951, when gasoline was under 30-cents a gallon, a first class stamp was 3-cents, and the first episode of “I Love Lucy” hit television screens across the US, Connecticut residents working at the minimum wage earned 75-cents an hour.
Over the decades the minimum wage has increased to the current $8.70 an hour. Below is a timeline of how the minimum has increased.
More Information: CT Dept. of Labor