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.