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Oregon minimal wage to remain at $9.25 in 2016 after shopper index exhibits little inflation

Ellen Vorris Sunday September 20, 2015    5:44 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon’s minimal wage will keep the identical in 2016.

The wage is re-calculated annually due to a state regulation handed by voters in 2002 that ties it to inflation.

The wage will stay caught at $9.25 this January as a result of it’s pegged to the Shopper Worth Index, which confirmed little inflation, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian stated Wednesday.

Roughly 100,000 Oregon staff make the minimal wage, which interprets to $19,240 a yr for many who put in 40 hours every week. In January, the wage went from $9.10 an hour to $9.25.

Oregon’s minimal wage is the second-highest within the nation — $2 above the federal minimal of $7.25. However the announcement that it will not be going greater till at the very least 2017 will doubtless improve strain from liberal teams for the ... [Full Story]

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