Oregon minimum wage increases July 1


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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The minimum wage in Oregon is going up on July 1.

The Oregon State Legislature in 2016 approved a set of increases in the minimum wage until 2022, when the wage will be tied to inflation. For the Portland metro area, the minimum wage will top out at $14.75 an hour.

This year’s increase for the Portland metro area (within urban growth boundary) is to $13.25 per hour from $12.50. For standard counties (and outside urban growth boundary) it’s up to $12.00 from $11.25 and for non-urban counties it’s up to $11.50 from $11.

You can find a map of wage rates here.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25. It hasn’t gone up since 2009. Last year’s bump in pay impacted about 162,000 Oregonians.

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