Timeline: Connecticut’s Minimum Wage

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

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