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Table 12 Ratio of minimum wage to average wage by region (2004–2011)

From: Minimum wage effects on employment and working time of Chinese workers——evidence based on CHNS

  Eastern Central Western
Liaoning Shandong Jiangsu Heilongjiang Henan Hubei Hunan Guangxi Guizhou
2004 0.30 0.37 0.38 0.34 0.38 0.40 0.37 0.33 0.35
2005 0.31 0.32 0.36 0.38 0.34 0.37 0.36 0.36 0.33
2006 0.33 0.40 0.36 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.36 0.31 0.31
2007 0.31 0.38 0.34 0.32 0.30 0.34 0.34 0.28 0.33
2008 0.30 0.35 0.32 0.35 0.31 0.33 0.31 0.29 0.32
2009 0.27 0.31 0.28 0.31 0.29 0.31 0.29 0.28 0.28
2010 0.27 0.32 0.28 0.31 0.29 0.31 0.30 0.27 0.27
2011 0.31 0.32 0.29 0.34 0.31 0.34 0.32 0.29 0.28