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Oregon Minimum Wage Increases Friday

(Salem, OR)  --  Anyone working for the minimum wage in Oregon will get a raise today.  The last phase of the state's minimum wage increase takes effect today, July 1st.  Oregon has three rates.  The Portland area rate increases to 14 dollars and 75 cents, the standard rate will be 13 dollars and 50 cents and the rate for nonurban counties will be 12 dollars and 50 cents an hour.  Starting next year, the minimum wage will increase based on the Consumer Price Index.

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