Minimum wage will increase slightly next year for Alaskans

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Workers in the Last Frontier will see a very slight bump in their pay in 2019.

    The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour has remained the same since 2009. Since then, 29 states and the District of Columbia have set minimum wages above the federal level. Twenty states have minimum wage increases taking effect around the start of the new year.

    Here’s a look at states exceeding the federal minimum wage, with their current wage and, where applicable, the new one:

    Alaska: current $9.84, new $9.89.

    Arizona: current $10.50, new $11.

    Arkansas: current $8.50, new $9.25.

    California, more than 25 employees: current $11, new $12.

    California, 25 or fewer employees: current $10.50, new $11.

    Colorado: current $10.20, new $11.10.

    Connecticut: current $10.10.

    Delaware: current $8.25, new $8.75.

    District of Columbia: current $13.25.

    Florida: current $8.25, new $8.46.

    Hawaii: current $10.10.

    Illinois: current $8.25.

    Maine: current $10, new $11.

    Maryland: current: $10.10.

    Massachusetts: current $11, new $12.

    Michigan: current $9.25, new $9.45.

    Minnesota: current $9.65, new $9.86.

    Missouri, current: $7.85, new $8.60.

    Montana: current $8.30, new $8.50.

    Nebraska: current $9.

    Nevada: current $8.25.

    New Jersey: current $8.60, new $8.85.

    New Mexico: current $7.50.

    New York: current: $10.40, new $11.10.

    Ohio, current $8.30, new $8.55.

    Oregon: current $10.75.

    Rhode Island: current $10.10, new $10.50.

    South Dakota: current $8.85, new $9.10.

    Vermont, current $10.50, new $10.78.

    Washington, current $11.50, new $12.

    West Virginia, current $8.75.

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