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Minimum Wage Workers See Pay Increases In New Year

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Workers across several states will see a bump to their paychecks in 2017.

The minimum wage in Massachusetts moves from $10 to $11 an hour today, tying it with Washington as the state with the highest wage in the country.

In Vermont, the minimum wage moves to $10 per hour, up from $9.60. The minimum wage for tipped employees also increased, to $5 an hour.

New York City’s new minimum wage has been bumped to $11 or $10.50 for an employers with less than 10 workers. Upstate, the wage increases to $9.70.

Connecticut’s minimum wage increases to $10.10.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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