Missouri Minimum Wage
Minimum wages increased in 20 states at the start of the year, a shift that lift pay for millions of individuals and shed light on a long-running debate about whether mandated pay increases at the bottom do more harm or good for workers. Brian Clark, told us what he thought about minimum wage jobs…
In Massachusetts, the minimum wage rose $1, to $11 an hour, a change that affects about 291,000 workers. In California, the minimum went up 50 cents, to $10.50 an hour, boosting pay for 1.7 million individuals.
Wages are also going up in many Republican-led states, where politicians have traditionally been skeptical of the benefits of minimum-wage increases.