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Minimum Wage in US – The Tracker

There are 14 states that have changed their minimum-wage law since January 2014.

Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia

The effective minimum wage has increased in 26 states and D.C. since January 2014.

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, Washington D.C., and West Virginia

19 sub-state localities have adopted minimum wages above their state minimum wage.

Albuquerque, New Mexico; Berkeley, California; Bernalillo County, New Mexico; Chicago, Illinois; Emeryville, California; Las Cruces, New Mexico; Louisville, Kentucky; Montgomery County, Maryland; Mountain View, California; Oakland, California; Prince George’s County, Maryland; Richmond, California; San Francisco, California; San Jose, California; Santa Fe City, New Mexico; Santa Fe County, New Mexico; SeaTac, Washington; Seattle, Washington; and Sunnyvale, California

There are 29 states and D.C. that have a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum wage.

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, Washington D.C., and West Virginia

The minimum wage is indexed for inflation in 15 states and D.C., meaning it is automatically adjusted each year for increases in prices.

Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, and Washington D.C.

There are 7 states that have no minimum-wage law or a minimum wage below the federal minimum wage. The federal minimum wage applies in all of these states.

Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming

Only D.C. has a minimum wage higher than $10.

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Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Minimum Wage Tracker | Economic Policy Institute.

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