Business

Washington Minimum Wage to Hit $9.47 An Hour, Highest in US

In this March 15, 2014, file photo people march during a rally to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in Seattle. Seattle backers the minimum wage hike that would be the highest in the nation, are not slowing down after an election season last fall. (Joshua Trujillo/AP)
In this March 15, 2014, file photo people march during a rally to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in Seattle. Seattle backers the minimum wage hike that would be the highest in the nation, are not slowing down after an election season last fall. (Joshua Trujillo/AP)

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s minimum wage will rise to the highest in the nation on Jan. 1.

The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/1dcGPu6) that the minimum wage in the state will hit $9.47 an hour then. The minimum wage in neighboring Oregon will rise to $9.25, the second-highest in the nation.

The Times reports that Washington makes an annual cost-of-living adjustment to its minimum wage each year.

The state’s Employment Security Department says the pay bump — which will total $312 per year for full-time workers — will affect more than 67,000 workers.

Washington and Oregon, along with 18 other states, are set to increase their minimum wages on New Year’s Day, according to the nonprofit National Employment Law Project. New York will do so a day ahead, on Dec. 31.

___

Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker