Minimum wage going up in Florida

Published On: Dec 27 2012 07:55:58 AM EST
Updated On: Dec 27 2012 08:22:05 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Starting Jan. 1, the lowest-paid earners in Florida will see a bump in their paychecks.

Florida is one of 10 states raising its minimum wage. That increase comes with built-in cost of living increases.

Currently, Florida is one of 19 states with minimum wages above the national limit of $7.25/hour.

The state's minimum wage will increase 12 cents, from $7.67/hour to $7.79/hour.

Other states and cities increasing minimum wages starting Jan. 1 include:

  • Arizona: $7.80
  • Colorado: $7.79
  • Missouri: $7.35
  • Montana: $7.80
  • Ohio: $7.85
  • Oregon: $8.95
  • Rhode Island: $7.75
  • Vermont: $8.60
  • Washington: $9.19
  • Albuquerque, NM: $8.50
  • San Francisco, CA: $10.55
  • San Jose, CA: $10.00 (starting in March)

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