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Increase the Minimum Wage

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Well Being In the Nation Network

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and has not increased since 2009. Some states have a higher minimum wage. Some advocates argue that the federal minimum wage should be at least $15 per hour. This would be a living wage in the states with the highest cost of living.

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Access to Good Jobs Policy Guide
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Advancing Equitable Economies Policy Library
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