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Mass. minimum wage high, but not tops

Mass. minimum wage high, but not tops

Though minimum wages paid to hourly workers in Massachusetts continue to rank among the best in the country, four states and the District of Columbia have leapfrogged the state since the minimum wage last increased five years ago, and proponents of increasing the wage worry that its value will continue to erode without action.

Massachusetts is considered both a high wage and high cost-of-living state, and the state’s $8 per hour minimum wage is guaranteed under state law to remain higher than the national wage.

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