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Nineteen states welcomed 2017 by raising the minimum wage by as much as $1.95 an hour. They’re among the roughly 30 states that have set a floor for wages above the federal minimum, which has remained at $7.25 an hour since 2009.
President-elect Donald Trump has indicated he’d be OK with increasing the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour. But he says states should take the lead.
See the states where America’s lowest-paid workers earn the most, counting down to the nation’s highest minimum wage.
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