Workers in 19 States Start the New Year with Higher Minimum Wages

At the start of the new year, 19 states increased their minimum wages — improving the pay of over 4.3 million workers. Increases range from a low of five cents to a high of almost two dollars. This article details the percentages of workers who are affected in each state. It also includes a table showing which states have increased their minimum wage, what the new minimum amounts are, and a wage tracker which allows you to compare minimum wages across the country.