Florida Minimum Wage Increases 15-Cents To $8.25 An Hour For 2018, Largest Hourly Increase Since 2012

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raise results in $6 in 40-hour work week

Florida’s minimum wage has increased to $8.25 as the calendar turns to 2018, a 15-cent increase from 2017.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida’s minimum wage has increased to $8.25 as the calendar turns to 2018, a 15-cent increase from 2017.

The raise results in about $6 in a 40-hour work week, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

The 15-cent increase for 2018 is the largest hourly increase since 2012.

Under a state constitutional amendment passed by Florida voters in 2004, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity adjusts the wage each year based on changes in a federal consumer price index.

Sen. Bill Nelson has called for a much higher increase, recently.

“It needs to go higher. It needs to go at least to about $11 or $12,” said Nelson last week

Twenty cities in 18 states will see minimum wage increases nationwide for 2018.

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