Minimum Wage 2016

by Deborah Z Mark

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Fourteen states will have increases in their minimum wage in 2016.

Is yours one of them?

States with minimum wage increases effective January 1, 2016

These states will increase their minimum wage in 2016:

  • Alaska: $8.75 to $9.75
  • Arkansas: $7.50 to $8.00
  • California: $9.00 to $10.00
  • Colorado: $8.23 to $8.31
  • Connecticut: $9.15 to $9.60
  • Hawaii: $7.75 to $8.50
  • Massachusetts: $9.00 to $10.00
  • Michigan: $8.15 to $8.50
  • Nebraska: $8.00 to $9.00
  • Rhode Island: $9.00 to $9.60
  • South Dakota: $8.50 to $8.55
  • Vermont: $9.15 to $9.60

States with minimum wage increases effective New Year’s Eve, 12/31/15

Don’t ask me why.

  • New York: $8.75 to $9.00
  • West Virginia: $8.00 to $8.75

Other things to note

  • Fast food workers in New York City will be raised to $10.50, and $9.75 in the rest of the state
  • The District of Columbia, Maryland, Minnesota and Nevada will raise their minimum wage later in 2016
  • Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and some smaller cities on the West Coast are gradually phasing in a $15 minimum wage
  • The federal minimum wage will remain at $7.25, unchanged since 2009
  • The Arizona minimum wage will remain at $8.05

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Happy New Year!

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