Oregon gets minimum wage increase in the new year

Oregon gets minimum wage increase in the new year

Oregon's minimum wage went up 15 cents to $8.95 beginning Jan. 1.

That could mean an extra $312 a year for a family with one full-time minimum wage earner.

Oregon’s Employment Department estimated that about 130,000 jobs paying minimum wage during the first quarter of 2012 would be affected by the increase.

Read more at the Portland Tribune.

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