Donielle Flynn

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It’s a raise, but just barely… as in 23 cents. As of January 1st Michigan‘s minimum wage raise in 2023 sees an increase from $9.87 to $10.10… don’t spend it all in one place.  According to Michigan.gov, the 85% rate for minors aged 16 and 17 will increase to $8.59 per hour, and the tipped employee rate of hourly pay increases to $3.84 per hour.  However, there’s also some pending litigation behind the increases.  One Fair Wage started a campaign back in 2018 to get the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022.  So far, obviously, that hasn’t happened.  You can find out more about it at Michigan.gov.

The minimum wage is different from state to state.  There are actually 27 states that raised their minimum wage this year.  Eleven states raised their minimum wage by more than a dollar.  California is the state with the highest minimum wage at $15.50.  Washington D.C. has the highest overall minimum wage at $16.10 AND it’s scheduled to go up again in July of this year.

Before you get too frustrated, keep in mind, there are 20 states that still have a minimum wage of $7.25.

Of the 27 states seeing increases, Michigan, Alaska, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington are all raising their minimum wage by less than a dollar.  The other 11 are raising the minimum wage by MORE than a dollar per hour.  Florida is the only state seeing a two-dollar increase. Here’s a link to TheHill.com to check out what all 50 states are paying.

11 States Raising Their Minimum Wage by More Than a Dollar in 2023

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