What to Know About the Widespread Minimum Wage Increase, by the Numbers

What to Know About the Widespread Minimum Wage Increase, by the NumbersIt will be a happier new year in 2015 for millions of workers who will receive a pay raise following a minimum wage increase in 21 states.For the first time, the majority of states, plus the District of Columbia, will have minimum wage levels higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 next year. Though the increases are slight, they will make a difference for some hourly workers supporting their households. Twenty states will increase their minimum wages as of tomorrow while Alaska will raise its minimum on Feb. 24. …

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