Washington's minimum wage jumps to $9.19 per hour in January

Washington's minimum wage jumps to $9.19 per hour in January

Washington state's minimum wage increases by 15 cents to $9.19 an hour starting on New Year's Day, the state Department of Labor & Industries announced Friday.

The state's minimum wage is adjusted each year for inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index over the preceding 12 months. This past year, it is up 1.67 percent. The yearly recalculation is required by Initiative 688, which Washington voters passed in 1998.

Read the full article: http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/sep/28/wa-minimum-wage-jumps-919-hour-january

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