We recently posted that roughly six percent of Oregon jobs made minimum wage in the first quarter of 2014. This amounted to about 103,400 jobs, 40 percent of which were in leisure and hospitality.
With the new 2015 minimum wage available, we made some new calculations. We found that about 141,800 jobs (or 8%) paid less than $9.25 per hour in the first quarter of 2014, meaning the $.15 increase in minimum wage would have affected them.
More than 55,000 jobs that paid less than $9.25 in the first quarter of 2014 were in leisure and hospitality. That's almost 28 percent of industry employment.
For more information about Oregon's minimum wage, check out the 2014 minimum wage summary written by Nick, our state employment economist.