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The states raising the minimum wage in 2023 are ...

Twenty-seven states are raising the minimum wage.

Twenty-seven U.S. states and Washington, D.C., are set to increase their minimum wage in 2023.

The hikes go into effect in most of the states on January 1. With the increases, the minimum wage will reach or exceed $15 an hour in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington State, and parts of New York State.

The increases occur as the federal minimum wage remains unchanged at $7.25. It was last raised on July 24, 2009.

According to the Economic Policy Institute, the minimum wage remains the same as the federal minimum wage in 20 states: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.  (The federal minimum wage is also used in the five states — Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee — that have not adopted a minimum wage.)

According to the Economic Policy Institute, and as reported by abc7news, the following states and Washington, D.C., are set to raise their minimum wage on New Year’s Day (except where noted):

* The minimum wage is indexed for inflation in the starred states and D.C., meaning it is automatically adjusted each year for increases in prices.

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