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Washington  will become the first U.S. state to require a minimum wage of more than  $9 an hour when it joins seven other states on Sunday in automatically  adjusting salaries to keep up with inflation.More  than a million low-wage U.S. workers will see their hourly pay go up  after the adjustment but many will remain in the ranks of the working  poor in a country where nearly one in six live below the official  poverty line, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.Based  on a typical 2,000-hour work year, the wage increases that take effect  on New Year’s Day in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Ohio, Oregon,  Vermont and Washington translate into annual salaries for minimum-wage  workers of between $15,280 and $18,080.http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-usa-economywagen1e7bs05v-20111231,0,1179630.story

Washington 1st US state to top $9 hourly minimum wage

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Washington will become the first U.S. state to require a minimum wage of more than $9 an hour when it joins seven other states on Sunday in automatically adjusting salaries to keep up with inflation.

More than a million low-wage U.S. workers will see their hourly pay go up after the adjustment but many will remain in the ranks of the working poor in a country where nearly one in six live below the official poverty line, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

Based on a typical 2,000-hour work year, the wage increases that take effect on New Year’s Day in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington translate into annual salaries for minimum-wage workers of between $15,280 and $18,080.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-usa-economywagen1e7bs05v-20111231,0,1179630.story

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    And everyone wonders why I want to live there.
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    Screw this $8.30/hour BS.
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    go washington i enjoy this picture
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    Fuck Indiana, I make $7.25 an hour.
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    I need to move
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    heeey seattle
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    GUESS WHERE IM MOVING NOW LOL
  11. fresnel149 reblogged this from adriofthedead and added:
    When will politicians look at the statistics and realize that raising minimum wage is not only ineffective, but...
  12. switchbit reblogged this from surfdog2000 and added:
    Oh shit Arizona too??
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    FUCK I should have gone to college in Seattle.
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    Isnt raising the minimum wage merely a sign of the standard of living? That is, the minimum is just that: the minimum...
  17. iamthespacecadet reblogged this from jetgreguar and added:
    That’s why they call us the evergreen state we make it rain uh also money
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    neat ian lets get party art haus going
  19. unclefloyd reblogged this from adriofthedead and added:
    Fuck yeah Oregon too
  20. skudd reblogged this from dragonmaw and added:
    Sittin’ on $10.25 up in Onturia. Which is especially hilarious because our dollar is worth more right now too.
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    im goin to ruin this, inottawa the lefal minimum wage is like $11 an hour
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