Considering the size of Jackson Hole’s service industry, Wyoming’s minimum wage law seems particularly relevant here. With that in mind, the decision last week by a legislative committee NOT to remove the state’s minimum wage statute has particular significance. Currently, the state’s minimum wage is $5.15 per hour which is more than $2 below the federal level. In 2012, about 4,000 Wyoming workers were paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, while another 5,000 Wyoming workers earned less, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study. Workers who receive tips may earn $2.13 less than that under the federal requirements. Currently, Wyoming has the lowest minimum wage of those 45 states that have minimum wages.