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NewsFlash: April 18, 2007

Minimum Wage—States aren’t waiting for a raise

States are still reluctant to wait for the federal government to raise the minimum wage, according to this week’s Economic Snapshot by EPI economic analyst Liana Fox.  States are frustrated by the longest period without an increase in the federal minimum wage since it was adopted in 1938.  Already this year, Iowa, Kentucky and New Mexico joined the 17 states that have raised their minimum wages since the beginning of 2006.

EPI’s Minimum Wage Issue Guide includes a complete listing of state minimum wage rates.[PDF]

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