INSTITUTE INDEX: New overtime rule a boon for Southern workers

Map by Business Insider/Andy Kiersz based on White House data.

Under a proposed rule released this week by the Department of Labor, number of Americans who would be newly eligible for overtime pay of  time-and-a-half when they work over 40 hours in a week: 5 million

Current upper annual income limit for overtime eligibility: $23,660

Limit under the proposed rule, which would also be indexed for inflation: $50,440

Percent of the U.S. workforce eligible for overtime in 1975: 65

In 2013: 11

Rank of the South among regions where the workforce would benefit most from the rule change: 1

Portion of 25- to 34-year-olds who the rule would make eligible for overtime, the age group that would benefit most: 1 in 20

Percent of the rule's beneficiaries who would be male: 2.7

Who would be female: 3.9

Number of mothers who would benefit from the rule change: 3.1 million

Number of fathers: 3.2 million

Number of children: 12.1 million

Once the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register next week, number of days the public will have to submit comments: 60

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