Where Can You Find Information About the Minimum Wage by State?


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The National Conference of State Legislatures lists the minimum wage by state as of Feb. 24, 2015. The organization's website also lists future enacted increases and automatic annual adjustments to each state's minimum wage.

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There are 29 states plus the District of Columbia that have minimum wages above $7.25 per hour, the federal minimum wage stated by the U.S. Department of Labor. Eight states plus the District of Columbia have minimum wages of $9 and above, as reported by the National Conference of State Legislatures. The District of Columbia has the highest minimum wage at $9.50. Georgia and Wyoming have the lowest state minimum wage, which is $5.15 per hour.

There are five states that do not have state minimum wages. Most workers in these states are paid the federal minimum wage as outlined by the Federal Minimum Wage and Labor Law set by the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to Minimum-Wage.org,

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