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Minimum Wage Increases to Take Effect July 1

In the District, the minimum wage will rise from $17 per hour to $17.50 per hour starting July 1.

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In Montgomery County, the minimum wage will also see changes on July 1. For large employers (51 or more employees), the minimum wage will increase to $17.15 per hour, while mid-sized employers (11-50 employees) will see a rise to $15.50 per hour. The rate for small employers (10 or fewer employees) will remain at the $15 per hour rate.

The new rates in both jurisdictions are based on the change in the consumer price index in the Washington area last year, which was 2.8 percent.

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