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Minimum Wage in California Expected to Reach $15 by 2022

March 29, 2016
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California Governor Jerry Brown has announced a proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage  from US$10 per hour to $15 by 2022.

The increase will impact more than 6.5 million workers in California, approximately 40 percent of the state’s workforce. Governor Brown’s proposal would increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.50 per hour in 2017, $11 in 2018, and then continue to increase by $1.00 per year until 2022.

The proposed legislation has been introduced in the California State Assembly, where it is expected to be approved, USA Today reports.

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