5 states with the highest minimum wages

New Jersey just raised their minimum wage, but they are certainly not the pack leader on this front. Here are five states that have already surpassed the Garden State.


labor votes washington
  • Minimum wage: $9.32
  • Workers paid minimum wage: 11,000

The state's minimum wage is increased every year, as required by an initiative that voters passed in 1998. The 2014 rate of $9.32 represents a 13ยข increase that was dictated by the 1.5% uptick in the Consumer Price Index since August 2012.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated November 07 2013 04:13 PM ET
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