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States raising minimum wage in 2021: Places where you could get a raise in the new year


NEW YORK (WABC) — #New #York and #New #Jersey are among 23 states raising the minimum wage for 2021.

#In the #Garden #State, minimum wage workers will get a raise to $12 per hour. #In #New #York, the minimum wage increase to $12.50.

#In both states, the hikes are part of a phased-in approach to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

“#Even as we continue to battle the pandemic, we are working to build back in an equitable and just way,” #New #York #Labor #Commissioner #Roberta #Reardon said. “#Before this crisis, we achieved record low unemployment rates while increasing the minimum wage – improving the lives of thousands of #New #Yorkers – and we will rebuild our economy while continuing to lead the nation in the fight for economic justice. #This investment in our workers once again proves that in #New #York we believe a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”

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#According to the #Labor #Law #Center, the following states are set to raise their minimum wage at various points through the new year:

  • #Alaska: $10.34
  • #Arizona: $12.15
  • #Arkansas: $11.00
  • #California: $14.00
  • #Colorado: $12.32
  • #Delaware: $10.25
  • #Florida: $8.65
  • #Illinois: $11.00
  • #Maine: $12.15
  • #Maryland: $11.75
  • #Massachusetts: $13.50
  • #Michigan: $9.87
  • #Minnesota: $10.08
  • #Missouri: $10.30
  • #Montana: $8.75
  • #Nevada: $9.75
  • #New #Jersey: $12.00
  • #New #Mexico: $10.50
  • #New #York: $12.50
  • #Ohio: $8.80
  • #South #Dakota: $9.45
  • #Vermont: $11.75
  • #Washington state: $13.69

#Workers in certain professions and companies of certain sizes are exempted from minimum wage guidelines in some states. #Cities and other municipalities may have set higher minimum wages than their state has.

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The federal minimum wage remains unchanged at $7.25. #It was last raised on #July 24, 2009.

#Click here for more information from the #United #States #Department of #Labor about the current minimum wage in states across the nation.

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