This 2023, the minimum salary in the United States it will be 14 years since its last increase, marking the longest period without an increase since the base salary was created in 1938.
Despite the lack of an increase at the federal level, 30 states and the District of Columbia have adopted wages above the national benchmark. Some of these entities tie their increases to the cost of living to keep up with inflation. The rest of the states, primarily in the South and Midwest, implement the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour as the state minimum.
When does the minimum wage increase go into effect in more than 20 US states?
In accordance with CNN, on January 1, minimum hourly wages increased in 23 states, representing more than $5 billion in wage increases for approximately 8.4 million workers, according to estimates by the Economic Policy Institute. Besides, almost 30 cities and counties in the country will increase their minimum wage.
After the increase, We share with you how the minimum wage is currently in the states with increases scheduled as of December 31, 2022 or January 1, 2023, according to Wolters Kluwer, Legal and Regulatory Affairs (Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US)
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I share you what the minimum wage looks like in states where the increase is subject to increases in the cost of living, taking effect on January 1:
Other increases in 2023: