21 States in United States of America Revise Minimum Wage starting January 1, 2020 - February 3, 2020

Twenty-one states in the U.S. announced higher minimum wages starting January 1, 2020.

Seven states namely Alaska, Florida, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, South Dakota, and Vermont  increased their rates based on the cost of living. While 14 states namely Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Washington increased their rates based on previously approved legislation or ballot initiatives. 

The federal minimum wage remains the same at $7.25 per hour and has not increased since July 2009.  Minimum wage for the federal contract workers increased to  $10.80 per hour.