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10 highest minimum wage cities in the U.S

We’ve seen some increase in the minimum wage -the lowest hourly pay- in some of the states of the United States. Right now, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour -government mandated nationwide wage- but in some states and cities inside the U.S. they have a higher minimum wage rate. Currently there are 29 states that have a minimum wage higher than that of the federal minimum wage, but you must also take into consideration that living costs and other everyday expenses a slightly higher in some of these cities as well. According by data provided by provided by the Economic Policy Institute, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the Labor Law Center, here are the 10 highest minimum wages in the U.S. as of beginning of 2019:

1. Arizona: $11.00

2. California: $12 (employers with 26 or more employees, otherwise $11)

3. Colorado: $11.10

4. District of Columbia: $14.00 (as of 7/1/19)

5. Maine: $11 

6. Massachusetts: $12

7. New York: $11.10

8. Oregon: $11.25 (as of 7/1/19)

9. Vermont: $10.78

10. Washington: $12.00

So, if you are looking for states with the highest minimum wage, you can consider these in you job search. You just have to make sure that you do a little research on any given state so that you can get an idea of what the average living costs are, transportation, and any other expenses that may apply when looking at these locations. Right now, a lot of the offers that we have come from 3 states from this list: California, New York, and Washington. So, make sure to check out our weekly openings to see great offers in the states that most interest you!


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