Ten States See Minimum Wage Rise in New Year

More low-wage jobs outlawed


Reuters reports that ten states celebrated the New Year with minimum wage increases ranging between 10 and 35 cents. The increases took effect on Tuesday in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

study by the National Employment Law Project found that the increase will boost the incomes of nearly one million low-paid workers in these states by an extra $190 to $510 per year for the average minimum-wage worker.