Friday, June 29, 2018

Oregon's Minimum Wage Increases on July 1, 2018

On July 1, 2018, the minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $10.50 per hour in nonurban counties, and $10.75 in other areas of the state.

Oregon’s three minimum wages will be in the top six state-level minimum wages in the nation (including the District of Columbia). The highest minimum wage will be in the District of Columbia ($13.25), followed by Washington ($11.50), Massachusetts ($11.00), and California ($11.00). The federal minimum wage will remain at $7.25 per hour.

Looking back between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, Oregon’s minimum wages were $11.25 per hour within the Portland urban growth boundary, $10.25 standard, and $10.00 in nonurban counties. Roughly 7.4 percent of all jobs (160,274 jobs) paid minimum wage or less in Oregon in the third quarter of 2017. The share of jobs paying minimum wage ranged from a low of 4.0 percent in Morrow County (295 jobs) to a high of 13.3 percent in Malheur County (2,050 jobs). Multnomah County had 39,561 minimum wage jobs, which made up 7.1 percent of total jobs in the county.

You can find more information about Oregon's three minimum wages in this article, written by Economist Felicia Bechtoldt and State Employment Economist Nick Beleiciks.

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