Three states and the District of Columbia increased their minimum wages July 1, 2022
|State||Previous minimum||New minimum wage as of July 1, 2022||Amount of change||Type of increase|
|Washington, D.C.||$15.20||$16.10||$0.90||Inflation adjustment|
|Oregon (Portland urban growth boundary)||$14.50||$14.75||$0.25||Legislation|
|Oregon (nonurban counties)||$12.00||$12.50||$0.50||Legislation|
|Oregon (balance of state)||$12.75||$13.50||$0.75||Legislation|
Notes: “Legislation” indicates that the new rate was established by the legislature. “Ballot measure” indicates the new rate was set by a ballot initiative passed by voters. “Inflation adjustment” indicates that the new rate was established by a formula, reflecting the change in prices over the preceding year.
Source: EPI compilation of minimum wage data from state and local agency websites, state legislation, and local ordinances.