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Michigan raises minimum wage

January 20, 2017
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LANSING — Michigan workers who make the minimum wage are seeing a 40-cents-an-hour raise.

The state hourly minimum rose from $8.50 to $8.90 this month.

It's the second straight yearly increase under a 2014 law to gradually raise the wage by 25 percent.

The 40-cent increase means those working full-time will earn $16 more a week, or $832 a year. Many making the minimum wage work part-time and tend to be younger.

At $8.90, Michigan's minimum wage is 15th-highest among states. Nineteen states rang in the year with an increase in the minimum wage.

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