Oregon's minimum wage will raise 15 cents per hour to $9.10 beginning Jan. 1.
For someone who works 30 hours per week, the increase will result in $234 more to spend each year. Avakian said that will amount to about $20 million more spread through the Oregon economy.
According to a report released Tuesday by the Oregon Employment Department, Oregon’s average wage in August was $22.36 per hour.
Read more at The Statesman Journal.