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These 20 States are Raising Minimum Wage in 2017. Is Yours on the List?
New year, new minimum wage.
At least for 20 states — including Washington D.C.
Some of these raises happened thanks to the November election. Some raises were previously scheduled. Other states’ laws require raises due to the increased cost of living.
In all, about 4.4 million low-wage workers will be affected, the Wall Street Journal reports.
20 States That'll Raise Minimum Wage in 2017
Here are the states and numbers you need to know:
- D.C.: $12.50 (+$1)
- Massachusetts: $11 (+$1)
- Washington: $11 (+$1.53)
- California: $10.50 (+50 cents)
- Connecticut: $10.10 (+50 cents)
- Vermont: $10 (+40 cents)
- Arizona: $10 (+$1.95)
- Alaska: $9.80 (+5 cents)
- New York: $9.70 (+70 cents)
- Colorado: $9.30 (+99 cents)
- Maryland: $9.25 (+50 cents)
- Maine: $9 (+$1.50)
- Michigan: $8.90 (+40 cents)
- South Dakota: $8.65 (+10 cents)
- Arkansas: $8.50 (+50 cents)
- New Jersey: $8.44 (+6 cents)
- Ohio: $8.15 (+5 cents)
- Montana: $8.15 (+10 cents)
- Florida: $8.10 (+5 cents)
- Missouri: $7.70 (+5 cents)
Now, I’m not going to digress into a political debate. That’s not the point. The point is, more than 4.4 million Americans will be getting a pay raise.
As someone who worked for minimum wage earlier this year, I can appreciate that.
Your Turn: Does this mean you’ll be making more money in 2017?
Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.
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