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These states and municipalities recently increased the minimum wage.

Over a dozen states and cities have recently raised their minimum salaries, benefiting many low-income workers.

According to a report by the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, the minimum wage in Oregon rose to $14.20 per hour on July 1, while in Nevada it rose to $11.25 per hour. The District of Columbia has increased its minimum wage to $17 from $16.

On June 1st, the minimum wage in Connecticut increased by $1, to $15 per hour.

On July 1, minimum wages were raised in 15 local jurisdictions, most of which are in California. Los Angeles saw a 74-cent increase to $16.78 per hour, San Francisco and Berkeley saw a $1.08 increase to $18.07 per hour, and Malibu saw a 94-cent increase to $16.90 per hour.

In Chicago, the minimum wage was raised by 40 cents, bringing the hourly wage to $15.80. The hourly wage in Montgomery County, Maryland, has increased to $16.70, a raise of $1.05.

Inflation-linked automatic adjustments account for a large portion of the increases. Because of increased costs, these increases are more than average. Legislators in both Connecticut and Nevada have approved 2019 price hikes.

The increase in wages for the summer comes after minimum wage increases took effect on January 1 in 23 states and almost 30 towns and counties.

Thanks to a referendum passed in 2020, Florida’s minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour on September 30.

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Since 2009, the federal minimum wage has been set at $7.25 per hour. Democratic lawmakers have often pushed without success to raise it.

Twenty-one states, according to EPI’s count, use the federal minimum wage as their floor.

However, several jurisdictions have taken initiative in recent years, increasing their own minimum wages. Joining California, Washington, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia in having a minimum wage of at least $15 per hour is Connecticut.

The “tipped minimum wage,” which is paid to some service industry workers in some areas, is also increasing.

In Washington, DC, a ballot proposition in November raised the tipped minimum wage from $6 to $8 per hour. By 2027, it will be completely gone.

Tip minimum wage increased by 24 cents to $9.48 in Chicago and by 20 cents to $8 in Cook County, Illinois.

The federal tipped minimum wage is $2.13 per hour, which is used in about 16 states. In addition, the price is less than $5 in 13 other states. However, the minimum wage for tipped workers has been repealed in seven states, including Nevada, Oregon, California, and Minnesota.

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