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
Connecticut $13.00 $14.00 $1.00 Legislation
Washington, D.C. $15.20 $16.10 $0.90 Inflation adjustment
Nevada $9.75 $10.50 $0.75 Legislation
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.

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