- Minimum wage in Oregon is now $9.25, up from $9.10
- Oregon's minimum wage is tied to inflation. Even though a worker making minimum wage at 30 hours a week will earn an extra $234 over the year, this is not a 'real' increase. It is simply keeping up with inflation.
- We don't see a noticeable change in the topline employment numbers when minimum wage increases. There are so many factors at play in the economy that it's tough to measure the overall effect of a minimum wage increase on employment.
- 6% of OR jobs pay minimum wage, but this increase will affect at least 8% of wage earners. For example, someone making $9.20 will also see a raise.
Here's a look at minimum wage in Oregon over the years, both adjusted for inflation (in 2015 prices) and not adjusted.
For more on the minimum wage increase, read our posts: New Year, New Minimum Wage and Minimum-Wage Jobs a Smaller Share of Total in Metro Areas.