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Washington's Minimum Wage Rising To $9.47

(Olympia, WA)  --  Washington's minimum wage will rise by 15 cents at the first of the year, to nine-dollars-47-cents an hour.  The state Department of Labor and Industries says the hike will affect about 67-thousand workers statewide and will keep Washington's minimum wage the highest in the nation.  Increases in Washington's hourly minimum wage are based on the rate of inflation.  Oregon's minimum wage is the nation's second-highest, and will also rise by 15 cents on January 1st, to nine-25 an hour.

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