Ohio minimum wage increases 15 cents an hour in 2018

Ohio minimum wage increases 15 cents an hour in 2018

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Ohio's minimum wage increased 15 cents an hour at the start of the new year, going from $8.15 to $8.30.

Workers who receive tips will get a wage increase from $4.08 an hour to $4.15.

According to Policy Matters Ohio, approximately 150,000 Ohio workers will benefit from the wage increase.

"This boost is good for Ohio's economy, since low-income earners are likely to spend their raises to cover the basics," said Michael Shields, researcher with Policy Matters Ohio.

Another 478,000 Ohio workers could also see a pay increase as employers adjust to maintain pay scales, according to Policy Matters Ohio.

The federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 an hour remains in effect.

For more information regarding the 2018 Ohio minimum wage increase, visit the Ohio Department of Commerce.

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