Pay Raise Coming For Those Making Minimum Wage

, Posted: Tue, September 18 2012 at 8:11 AM, Updated: Tue, September 18 2012 at 8:42 AM

People in Oregon currently earning minimum wage will sppm see their paychecks getting bigger.

Oregon's minimum wage will jump from $8.80 to $8.95 an hour beginning January 1, 2013.

That means a minimum wage worker putting in 40 hours per week in 2013 would earn $18,616.

Oregon has the second highest minimum wage in the country.

Washington state is first at $9.04.

Oregon is one of ten states that makes annual adjustments to its minimum wage, based on inflation and the consumer price index.

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