Sacramento Bee: The minimum wage is going up in D.C., two states. How California’s compares

By Nick Perez
Sacramento Bee, June 28, 2017

On July 1, the minimum wage will increase in Oregon, Maryland and Washington, D.C. – but California will still have fourth-highest minimum wage in the country.

The District of Columbia pays minimum wage workers the most – $12.50 per hour, as of July 1, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Nineteen states increased their minimum wages at the beginning of 2017. ...


Smaller areas that are raising the minimum wage on July 1, 2017:

  • Montgomery County, Maryland: From $10.75 to $11.50.
  • Chicago: From $10.50 to $11. It plans to increase the minimum wage to $13 by 2019.
  • Cook County, Illinois: Increases to $10. It will reach $13 by 2020.
  • Unincorporated Los Angeles County: Increases from $10.50 to $12.
  • Pasadena: From $10.50 to $12 for companies with 26 or more employees.


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