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Missouri Minimum Wage Increases

Raise will benefit 104,000 low-wage workers and boost consumer spending by $11 million

By the Labor Tribune: http://labortribune.com/missouri-minimum-wage-increases/

On Jan. 1, Missouri’s minimum wage increased by 15 cents to $7.50 per hour, benefiting an estimated 104,000 low-wage workers in the state.

The minimum wage for tipped workers in Missouri also rose by 12 cents to $3.75 per hour.

Missouri’s minimum wage increase means an extra $312 per year in wages for minimum-wage workers in the state, and the increased consumer spending generated by the minimum wage hike will boost economic growth by $11 million, according to an analysis of Census data by the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute...

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