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2016: Minimum Wage to Rise in 13 States

An overall increase in minimum wage is planned to span the next few years. This is to allow local businesses time to adjust. In 2015, fourteen cities and counties in seven states have agreed to begin implementing the gradual change. The seven states include: California, Massachusetts, Montana, New York Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington.

Not all states have agreed to this monumental change. 13 states, however, will increase the state minimum wage in 2016. The range of increase will vary:

  • Alaska: $8.75 to $9.75
  • Arkansas: $7.50 to $8.00
  • California: $9.00 to $10.00
  • Connecticut: $9.15 to $9.60
  • Hawaii: $7.75 to $8.50
  • Maryland: $8.00 to $8.75
  • Massachusetts: $9.00 to $10.00
  • Michigan: $8.15 to $8.50
  • Nebraska: $8.00 to $9.00
  • New York: $8.35 to $9.00
  • Rhode Island: $9.00 to $9.60
  • Vermont: $9.15 to $9.60
  • West Virginia: $8.00 to $8.75

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