10 states raising the minimum wage the fastest

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The federal government sets a ground floor for worker pay in the U.S., but many states choose to go higher than the federal minimum wage, which has remained at $7.25 an hour since July 2009. In 23 states, plus the District of Columbia, minimum-wage raises are giving the lowest-paid workers even more money in 2015. Bankrate has analyzed the increases to find the states where the minimum wage is rising the fastest.

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