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WA minimum wage increases by 14 cents on Jan. 1, 2008

Associated Press - December 27, 2007 6:15 PM ET

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) - Starting on Jan. 1, 2008, Washington's minimum wage will increase 14 cents to 8.07 an hour.

The state's minimum wage applies to workers in both agriculture and nonagricultural jobs, although 14- and 15-year-olds may be paid 85% of the adult minimum wage, or $6.86 an hour.

The state Department of Labor and Industries recalculates the state's minimum wage each year in September as required by Initiative 688. The initiative was approved by Washington voters in 1998.

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