- Minimum wages will go up in nine states on Jan. 1, 2015 because of indexed increases in their state law: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington.
- 38 states introduced minimum wage bills during the 2014 session; 34 states considered increases to the state minimum wage.
- Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and D.C. have enacted increases during the 2014 session.
- As of Aug. 1, 2014, 23 states and D.C. have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage.
- 18 states, Guam, and the Virgin Islands have minimum wages the same as the federal minimum wage of $7.25.
- 3 states, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico have minimum wages below the federal minimum wage (the federal minimum thus applies).
- 1 state, New Hampshire, repealed their state minimum wage in 2011, but left the reference to the federal minimum wage.
- 5 states have not established a state minimum wage.