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Minimum wage to increase by $0.15

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The Department of Labor and Industry announced Montana's minimum wage will increase by $0.15 starting January first of the new year.

The minimum wage will increase from the current rate of $7.65 per hour to $7.80 per hour.  Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly says the reason for the increase is due to the slight rise in cost of living.

Montana voters passed an initiative in 2006, adding an annual cost of living adjustment to the state minimum wage.

 

Story by Jill Jagelski, Beartooth NBC.
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