Federal minimum wage goes up 70 cents

July 24, 2009 9:12:22 AM PDT
The federal minimum wage has increased by 70 cents for the country's lowest paid workers. The new minimum wage is $7.25.

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It's a pay raise for workers in 30 states. It does not affect California workers because the minimum wage is $8. But, one of President Obama's campaign promises was to raise the federal minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2011.

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