Horizontal axis plots the years between 1993 and 2017 in increments of 3. The vertical axis plots the minimum wage in dollars per hour, between 5 and 8 in increments of 1. The line-graph starts at a little over 7 dollars in 1993, drops until 1996, rises again between 1996 and 1998, and falls steadily up to 2008. It again shows a rise until 2010 and then shows a steady decline up to 2016.

The approximate minimum wages in dollars across the years are as follows:

1993: 7

1994: 6.9

1995: 6.8

1996: 6.5

1997: 7.1

1998: 7.0

1999: 7.5

2000: 7.4

2001: 7.0

2002: 6.8

2003: 6.7

2004: 6.5

2005: 6.3

2006: 6.2

2007: 6.0

2008: 5.9

2009: 6.8

2010: 8.1

2011: 7.9

2012: 7.8

2013: 7.5

2014: 7.3

2015: 7.2

2016: 7.1

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