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State Minimum Wage to Increase Jan. 1, 2017

December 30, 2016, 2:21 PM HST
* Updated December 30, 2:23 PM
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The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations today announced that per Act 82, Session Laws of Hawai‘i (2014), the minimum wage for most employers will increase to $9.25 per hour beginning on Jan. 1, 2017.

This is third rise in the minimum wage since 2015: from $7.25 to $7.75 on Jan. 1, 2015, and to $8.50 on Jan. 1, 2016.

The next scheduled raise is Jan. 1, 2018, when it will increase to $10.10.

Previously, the minimum wage had stayed the same for eight years ($7.25 Jan. 1, 2007—Jan. 1, 2015).

Hawaii’s unemployment rate was 3.0% in November while the record labor force included 696,850.

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