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Floridas Lowest Paid Workers Get a Raise

December 31st, 2008 by flanews

Floridas lowest paid workers are getting a raise. Starting tomorrow the states minimum wage will increase more than 40 cents to $7.21.

About 400,000 Floridians work for minimum wage. For those full time employees the increase will amount to about 17 extra dollars a week. The rate will increase again in July to a federally mandated $7.25 an hour.

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