Michigan's minimum wage officially $9.25

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Beginning January 1, minimum wage for workers in Michigan is now $9.25 per hour. 

Today marks the last scheduled minimum wage increase under a law passed in 2014

Starting in 2019, the minimum wage is set to increase each year along with inflation unless the unemployment rate is high. 

The new minimum wage is a 35 cent jump from last year's wage of $8.90 per hour. Before the law passed in 2014, the minimum wage in Michigan was $7.40 and jumped nearly two dollars back in 2006.

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There is a petition drive underway to increase the minimum wage to $12 per hour by the year 2022. 

For more information about the state's minimum wage rates and laws, visit www.michigan.gov/wagehour.

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