One for the Wages
President Joe Biden and most Democrats have been calling for a drastic increase in the federal minimum wage, to $15 from $7.25. While a handful of states and many prominent companies have taken matters into their own hands, raising their minimum wages well into the double digits, other states are tied to the federal minimum wage, which hasn’t changed since 2009. In 2023, 27 states will see an increase in their minimum wage. Where does your state fit in, and what changes are on the horizon? We examined data from the Economic Policy Institute to find out.