The minimum wage in more than 20 states and 26 cities and counties across the United States will increase starting on Jan. 1, affecting more than half of the country's population and marking the greatest jurisdictional raise in U.S. history.

Minimum wage to increase in more than 20 states in 2020

The minimum wage is increasing in these 21 states

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21 states have a minimum wage

21 states have a minimum wage of $7.25, which is the federal minimum wage.

Five of those states have no minimum wage laws, defaulting to use the federal minimum wage. All five are in the southeast, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina.

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