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Florida Minimum Wage Set To Rise to $8.25 in 2018

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The state’s minimum wage is calculated each year based on the percentage increase in the federal Consumer Price Index.";

Florida's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents next year.

On January 1, the state's minimum wage will go from $8.10 per hour to $8.25 an hour. Tipped workers meanwhile will earn $5.23 an hour, also an increase of 15 cents.

Florida voters approved a statewide minimum wage in 2004. The Florida Minimum Wage Amendment was approved by a 71 % margin.  It’s recalculated each year based on the Consumer Price Index.

According to a recent report by the Research Institute on Social & Economic Policy at Florida International University in Miami, 44.5 percent of all new employment in Florida was in low-wage jobs, nearly one in every two jobs created.

Meanwhile, the federal minimum wage has remained at $ 7.25 since 2009.

Twenty-nine U.S. states plus the District of Columbia now have minimum wages that exceed the federal minimum.

Washington, D.C has the highest minimum wage in the country at $11.50 

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