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Washington Business Owners Facing Another Increase in Minimum Wage

Another jump in minimum wage coming in January
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The state with the highest minimum wage in the nation is increasing it.

As part of an initiative passed by voters in 1998,  the minimum wage in Washington will climb another $0.13 in January — up to $9.32 an hour.

The initiative required Labor and Industries to adjust the wage annually based upon the Consumer Price Index, which reflects the cost of day-to-day goods and services. It went up 1.445 percent over the last year.

Oregon’s minimum wage will also rise in January, up to $9.10 per hour.

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