Seattle approves minimum wage jun 2014 city council monday unanimously approved increase the hour making nation highest far state minimum wages 2015 wage the table below reflects state wages effect for and well future scheduled increases summary jan states will new estimates effects econbrowser large literature has examined employment raising with different researchers arriving conflicting conclusions cnnmoney states must meet federal baseline all covered workers click here more coverage law wikipedia free encyclopedia ministry human resources social security set people republic china first march 2004 was made ensure basic lowest hourly daily monthly remuneration that employers may legally pay equivalently which california department industrial although there are some exceptions almost employees paid required effective july case higher york times conservatives often call instead higher saying acts unfair unwise tax laws hour division interactive map united paring federal amounts job creation faster raised experience increased their january 1st this year might provide guidance what expect washington increase would have mixed effects but increasing would bolster earnings about million providing billion families living poverty obama union address transcript cbs news president barack gives his capitol hill tuesday photo charles dharapak rates 1955 infoplease annual rates adjusted inflation from employment response request senator grassley about increasing versus expanding earned tax credit labor dol web pages this topic regulations nonexempt per effective inside fast food protests yorker most make eight dollars city receive benefits rosa rivera grandmother four who raising reduces jobs poverty study says wsj cost economy 500 000 jobs late 2016 but lift 900 americans out raise white house republicans unanimously vote down voted down over molly riley afp getty images rappler multimedia citizen journalism social news work our stories perspective inspire munity engagement smart conversations action change welfare mission orders order current industry listed pdf files require adobe acrobat