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Oregon’s Minimum Wage Rises 15 Cents

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s lowest-paid workers will get a raise this new year starting Jan. 1, when a 15-cent increase to the state’s minimum wage takes effect.

Starting Jan. 1, the increase from $8.80 to $8.95 per hour will mean an extra $312 a year for families with one full-time minimum wage worker.

Oregon will now have the second highest minimum wage in the nation. The state of Washington will have the highest wage, when its minimum wage increases to $9.19 an hour.

The Oregon Employment Department estimates around 130,000 jobs in the state will be affected by the increase.

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