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Big difference in minimum wage

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Staff writer ▼ | November 5, 2014
Minimum wage
From $8.50 to $10   Increase in minimum wage to benefit 7 million workers

Five states had minimum wage on the ballot—Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25.

Arkansas will raise minimum wage to $8.50 by 2017
Nebraska will raise minimum wage to $9 by 2016
Illinois will raise minimum wage to $10
South Dakota will raise minimum wage to $8.50

If passed in Alaska, the minimum wage will increase to $9.75 per hour.

The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25. But since President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, 13 states and the District of Columbia have passed minimum wage increases. That increase will benefit 7 million workers by 2017, according to the White House.


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