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Minimum wage now $9.60

Vermont’s minimum wage increased from $9.15 to $9.60 on Jan. 1, part of legislation that will raise the wage each year until it reaches $10.50 in 2018.
The legislation, signed by the governor in June 2014, raised the minimum wage from $8.73 to $9.15 in 2015. The wage will increase to $10 in 2017 and $10.50 in 2018. It will be indexed to inflation in subsequent years. Vermont was one of the first to answer President Obama’s call for states to bypass Congress and raise the minimum wage. Vermont has one of the highest minimum wages in America.
The increase in the minimum wage has corresponded with strong job growth from Vermont employers. According to the Vermont Department of Labor, since the law went into effect a year ago Vermont employers have added 3,200 jobs.