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January 02, 2013

10 States Raise Minimum Wage, None in the South

With the start of the new year, ten states across the country—none of them in the South—have raised their minimum wage, thus increasing the gap that exists between states stuck at the federal minimum of $7.25 and the 19 states that have decided to exceed the federal minimum.

The 10 states that have raised their minimum from between 10 and 35 cents an hour are Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. The modest raise will affect the incomes of nearly a million low-income workers, putting an additional $190 to $510 per year into the pocket of the average minimum-wage worker.

Read the Full Story Here: Atl Black Star