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10 states increase minimum wage in 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, 10 states have increased their minimum wage. For a majority of the states, the pay increases are a result of automatic cost-of-living adjustments. In Rhode Island, however, the increase is a result of state legislation. The following states have increased their minimum wage:

Arizona – $7.80
Colorado – $7.78
Florida – $7.79
Missouri – $7.35
Montana – $7.80
Ohio – $7.85
Oregon – $8.95
Rhode Island – $7.75
Vermont – $8.60
Washington – $9.19

The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25.

Additional information regarding a particular state’s minimum wage can be found on the Department of Labor’s website.


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