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Minimum wage expected to increase Jan. 1, 2021

Posted at 6:40 AM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 08:40:40-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Starting January 1, 2021, those earning minimum wage will be getting a small pay bump.

According to the Industrial Commission of Arizona, wages will go up to $12.15 per hour. That is a $0.15 increase to the wages that changed one year ago.

It all comes after a resolution was adopted by the Commission. The increase was determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index and is consistent with the increase in the cost of living.

This also falls in line with adjustments that need to be made after voters approved to raise the state's minimum wage back in 2016. Proposition 206 raised wages to $12 per hour, which went into effect last year.