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Minimum wage in Washington raises in 2014

Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $9.32 per hour beginning Jan. 1.

The state department of labor and industries calculates the state’s minimum wage each year as required by Initiative 688.

The 13-cent-per-hour increase, from $9.19 to $9.32 an hour, reflects a 1.455 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI‑W) over the last 12 months ending August 31.

The CPI-W measures average price changes for goods and services purchased by urban wage earners and clerical workers.

More information on Washington’s minimum wage is available at Wages.Lni.wa.gov. Employers and workers also may call 360-902-5316 or 1-866-219-7321.

 

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