An estimated 219,000 hourly workers in Minnesota (not including jobs in Minneapolis) will earn the $9.86 or $8.04 state minimum-wage rates.
According to Floridajobs.org, the minimum wage rate is recalculated yearly on September 30, based on the Consumer Price Index.
The hourly minimum wage for tipped employees will be $4.55 per hour effective January 1, 2019, half the minimum wage for non-tipped employees. This brings to 29 the number of states with higher minimum wages than the federal level.
For some NY workers, the final phase of the state's minimum wage increase will take effect on Monday, Dec. 31.
The current minimum wage in Florida is $8.25.
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All told, come December 31 or January 1, 20 states and 23 localities nationwide will hike the minimum wage.
Next year it will have been a decade since Congress last increased the federal minimum wage, approaching a record stretch between raises. In Illinois, a new law requires that total to match the local minimum wage instead of the federal one. Eighteen other states will also see their minimum wage rise on January 1 as a result of previously approved legislation or inflation adjustments to their states' minimum wages. Many states are raising this maximum as well.
In May, the researchers determined that Seattle's initial increase to $11 an hour had an insignificant effect on employment but that the hike to $13 an hour resulted in "a large drop in employment". Under federal law and many state laws, these workers can be paid less than the legal minimum wage on the assumption that they receive a substantial part of their income in the form of tips.
"It may not have motivated every lawmaker to agree that we should go to $15", said David Cooper, senior economic analyst at the Economic Policy Institute.
Advocates credit the trend toward higher minimum wages to the "Fight for $15", a national movement that has used protests and rallies to push for higher wages for workers in fast food, child care, airlines and other sectors.