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What percent of the worlds population gets paid minimum wage?

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June 07, 2009 3:10PM

There are different minimum wages for different countries, so since it's against the law, we would need to see the percent of the world's population that deals with illegal labor. It is certainly higher in newly industrialized countries that require mass labor, but since it's illegal we shouldn't know, or else we would have cracked down on them. Anyways, rest assured, the percentage is very low. So don't worry. However, poverty is very high. If you mean what percent of the world gets paid the American minimum wage, the percentage is some 30-40%.