According to a recent report, 13 states, California included will see an increase in their minimum wage for the new year.
In California, San Francisco will see its minimum wage raise from $10.55 to $10.74 and San Jose’s minimum wage will raise from $10.10 to $10.15.
It was reported earlier that San Francisco and San Jose are some of the most expensive cities to live in.
Most of next week’s increases will come courtesy of an inflation index. Ten states have tied their minimum wages to the index, guaranteeing that they rise with the cost of living each year. Other states, such as New Jersey and Connecticut, passed legislation in 2013 that will nominally raise their minimum wages. (California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will raise the state’s minimum wage to $10 by 2016, but the first increase, to $9, won’t come until July.)
Please read “13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year” for details.