DENVER (KDVR) – Denver is poised to have one of many nation’s highest minimal wages within the new 12 months, surpassing all however a handful of west coast cities.
The bottom paid staff right here within the Mile Excessive Metropolis are getting an 8.94% elevate subsequent week on January 1st as the town’s minimal wage will increase to $17.29 an hour. The town’s Division of Finance is elevating the minimal wage for the primary time in years relying on the Shopper Value Index, which has risen at document charges over the previous 12 months.
Denver could have the sixth highest minimal wage in america, in line with knowledge compiled by the Labor Legislation Middle.
A number of cities in California and Washington could have increased ones, together with El Cerrito, Emeryville, Mountain View and Seattle.
Denver’s minimal wage is increased than the state’s minimal, however Colorado already has one of many nation’s highest charges.
The federal minimal wage is $7.25 per hour. States will not be required to have their very own minimal wages – Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee should not have their very own, whereas one other dozen states merely match the federal minimal.
Beginning January 1, Colorado’s minimal wage shall be $13.65 an hour.
That is the tenth highest state minimal wage, led by Arizona, California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Washington.
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