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24 States Raise Minimum Wage in 2020

As the new year arrived, 24 states across the U.S. have either raised their state’s minimum wage or plan to do so in the coming months, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Check out the following list of states that have either already raised their state minimum wage or plan to do so soon alongside the newly updated minimum wage.

  • Alaska | $10.19
  • Arizona | $12
  • Arkansas | $10
  • California |$13
  • Colorado | $12
  • Connecticut | $12
  • Florida | $8.56
  • Illinois | $9.25
  • Maine | $12
  • Maryland | $11
  • Massachusetts | $12.75
  • Michigan | $9.65
  • Minnesota | $10 for large employers, $8.15 for small employers
  • Missouri | $9.45
  • Montana | $8.65
  • Nevada | $8 with health benefits, $9 without health benefits
  • New Jersey | $9
  • New Mexico | $9
  • New York | $12.50
  • Ohio | $8.70
  • Oregon | $12
  • South Dakota | $9.30
  • Vermont | $10.96
  • Washington | $13.50

In addition, workers in the District of Columbia will see their minimum wage climb from $14 to $15 per hour before 2020 ends, according to the article.

Washington currently has the highest state minimum wages at $13.50. Florida has the lowest recently raised minimum wage at $8.56 per hour, but small businesses in Minnesota have a minimum wage of $8.15 per hour.

In 2019, Hardware Retailing explored how some businesses are turning to tech as minimum wages rise.

About Todd Taber

Todd Taber
Todd is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017 and now serves on the news and marketing teams. In his free time, he likes to run, spend time with family and travel the country.

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