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 In today's world, about 90% of countries have implemented some form of minimum wage legislation. In 1938, Democratic President Roosevelt introduced a minimum wage law in the "New Deal" in response to the Great Depression. The United Kingdom implemented a national minimum wage law in 1998, and the German minimum wage law took effect in 2015. China began to implement the "Minimum Wage Regulations" in 2004, and since then the minimum wage standards in various provinces have continued to increase.

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics, half was awarded to Professor David Card of the University of California, Berkeley, and the other half was awarded to Qiao Shu, Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joshua D. Angrist and Stanford University Professor Guido W. Imbens. Among them, Card won the award for his "empirical contribution to labor economics", and his most influential research is none other than Card and Krugerchallenging the minimum through natural experiments Article on the conventional wisdom that wage laws have a “devastating” impact on employment.

 The minimum wage guarantee system is a labor and social security system in my country. Article 48 of my country’s Labor Law stipulates that the state implements a minimum wage guarantee system, that is, the wages paid to workers by employers shall not be lower than the local minimum wage standard. The people's governments of all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in mainland China have officially promulgated and implemented local minimum wage standards.

 The factors that need to be considered in determining the minimum wage standard include: local urban residents’ living expenses, social insurance premiums paid by individual employees, housing provident funds, average employee wages, unemployment rate, economic development level, etc., and will also change with relevant factors every year. Changes will be made by the local government. Therefore, from the minimum wage data of each region, we can get a glimpse of the economic development level, employment status, and changing trends of related factors in each region.

 CnOpenData data team launched a database of minimum wage data in various regions, including the minimum wage classification standards, amounts and adjustment dates for each district and county.


Time interval

Minimum wage classification standards for various districts and counties: 1999.06.01-2023.03.01
Minimum wage amount in each district and county: 1999.07.01-2023.03.01


Field display

Minimum wage classification standards for various districts and counties

Field English name Field Chinese name
Province Province
AdjustedDate Adjust date
City City
County District and County
ClassificationStandard Division criteria

Minimum wage amount in each district and county

Field English name Field Chinese name
CountyID Area Code
Province Province
City City
County District and County
CountyType District and County Type
ClassificationStandard Division criteria
AdjustedDate Adjust date
FullTimeMinimumWage Full-time minimum wage
PartTimeMinimumWage Part-time minimum wage

Sample data

Minimum wage classification standards for various districts and counties

Province AdjustedDate City County ClassificationStandard
Yunnan Province 1999/7/1 Lincang area Lincang County Class II
Yunnan Province 1999/7/1 Lincang area Yun County Three categories
Yunnan Province 1999/7/1 Lincang area Fengqing County Three categories
Yunnan Province 1999/7/1 Lincang area Shuangjiang Lahu Wa Bulang Dai Autonomous County Three categories
Yunnan Province 1999/7/1 Lincang area Yongde County Three categories
Yunnan Province 1999/7/1 Lincang area Cangyuan Wa Autonomous County Three categories
Yunnan Province 1999/7/1 Lincang area Gengma Dai and Wa Autonomous County Three categories
Yunnan Province 1999/7/1 Lincang area Zhenkang County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2013/5/1 Lincang City Linxiang District Class II
Yunnan Province 2015/9/1 Lincang City Linxiang District Class II
Yunnan Province 2013/5/1 Lincang City Yun County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2015/9/1 Lincang City Yun County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2013/5/1 Lincang City Fengqing County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2015/9/1 Lincang City Fengqing County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2013/5/1 Lincang City Shuangjiang Lahu Wa Bulang Dai Autonomous County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2015/9/1 Lincang City Shuangjiang Lahu Wa Bulang Dai Autonomous County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2013/5/1 Lincang City Yongde County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2015/9/1 Lincang City Yongde County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2013/5/1 Lincang City Cangyuan Wa Autonomous County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2015/9/1 Lincang City Cangyuan Wa Autonomous County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2013/5/1 Lincang City Gengma Dai and Wa Autonomous County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2015/9/1 Lincang City Gengma Dai and Wa Autonomous County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2013/5/1 Lincang City Zhenkang County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2015/9/1 Lincang City Zhenkang County Three categories
Yunnan Province 1999/7/1 Lijiang area Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County Class II
Yunnan Province 1999/7/1 Lijiang area Huaping County Three categories
Yunnan Province 1999/7/1 Lijiang area Ninglang Yi Autonomous County Three categories
Yunnan Province 1999/7/1 Lijiang area Yongsheng County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2013/5/1 Lijiang City Huaping County Three categories
Yunnan Province 2015/9/1 Lijiang City Huaping County Three categories

Minimum wage amount in each district and county

CountyID Province City County CountyType ClassificationStandard AdjustedDate FullTimeMinimumWage PartTimeMinimumWage
530902 Yunnan Province Lincang City Linxiang District Municipal district (urban area) Class II 2013/5/1 1130 10
530902 Yunnan Province Lincang City Linxiang District Municipal district (urban area) Class II 2015/9/1 1400 13
530922 Yunnan Province Lincang City Yun County County Three categories 2013/5/1 955 9
530922 Yunnan Province Lincang City Yun County County Three categories 2015/9/1 1180 12
530921 Yunnan Province Lincang City Fengqing County County Three categories 2013/5/1 955 9
530921 Yunnan Province Lincang City Fengqing County County Three categories 2015/9/1 1180 12
530925 Yunnan Province Lincang City Shuangjiang Lahu Wa Bulang Dai Autonomous County Autonomous County Three categories 2013/5/1 955 9
530925 Yunnan Province Lincang City Shuangjiang Lahu Wa Bulang Dai Autonomous County Autonomous County Three categories 2015/9/1 1180 12
530923 Yunnan Province Lincang City Yongde County County Three categories 2013/5/1 955 9
530923 Yunnan Province Lincang City Yongde County County Three categories 2015/9/1 1180 12
530927 Yunnan Province Lincang City Cangyuan Wa Autonomous County Autonomous County Three categories 2013/5/1 955 9
530927 Yunnan Province Lincang City Cangyuan Wa Autonomous County Autonomous County Three categories 2015/9/1 1180 12
530926 Yunnan Province Lincang City Gengma Dai and Wa Autonomous County Autonomous County Three categories 2013/5/1 955 9
530926 Yunnan Province Lincang City Gengma Dai and Wa Autonomous County Autonomous County Three categories 2015/9/1 1180 12
530924 Yunnan Province Lincang City Zhenkang County County Three categories 2013/5/1 955 9
530924 Yunnan Province Lincang City Zhenkang County County Three categories 2015/9/1 1180 12
530723 Yunnan Province Lijiang City Huaping County County Three categories 2013/5/1 955 9
530723 Yunnan Province Lijiang City Huaping County County Three categories 2015/9/1 1180 12
530702 Yunnan Province Lijiang City Old Town District Municipal district (urban area) Class II 2013/5/1 1130 10
530702 Yunnan Province Lijiang City Old Town District Municipal district (urban area) Class II 2015/9/1 1400 13
530724 Yunnan Province Lijiang City Ninglang Yi Autonomous County Autonomous County Three categories 2013/5/1 955 9
530724 Yunnan Province Lijiang City Ninglang Yi Autonomous County Autonomous County Three categories 2015/9/1 1180 12
530722 Yunnan Province Lijiang City Yongsheng County County Three categories 2013/5/1 955 9
530722 Yunnan Province Lijiang City Yongsheng County County Three categories 2015/9/1 1180 12
530721 Yunnan Province Lijiang City Yulong Naxi Autonomous County Autonomous County Class II 2013/5/1 1130 9
530721 Yunnan Province Lijiang City Yulong Naxi Autonomous County Autonomous County Class II 2015/9/1 1400 13
530521 Yunnan Province Baoshan City Shidian County County Three categories 2013/5/1 955 9
530521 Yunnan Province Baoshan City Shidian County County Three categories 2015/9/1 1180 12
530524 Yunnan Province Baoshan City Channing County County Three categories 2013/5/1 955 9
530524 Yunnan Province Baoshan City Channing County County Three categories 2015/9/1 1180 12

##Related literature

  • Wang Huanhuan, Hu Dongmin, and Zhang Ji, 2022: "Minimum Wage System, Labor Contract Period and Enterprise Employment Forms", "Economics" (Quarterly), Issue 4.
  • Qing Tao, Huang Xianhai, 2022: "Minimum Wage and the Path of Enterprise Technological Progress - Technology Introduction or Independent Innovation", "Economics Trends" No. 8.
  • Xie Jie, Guo Chongyang, Chen Kejie, Guo Jia, 2022: "Minimum Wage, Industrial Automation and Skill Premium", "China Industrial Economy" Issue 9.
  • Decio Coviello, Erika Deserranno, and Nicola Persico. 2022, "Minimum Wage and Individual Worker Productivity: Evidence from a Large US Retailer", Journal of Political Economy.

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