Oregon’s minimum wage will go up in January

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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s labor commissioner says the state’s hourly minimum wage is going up to $9.10 an hour in  January.

That’s a 15-cent increase, up from $8.95.

This makes Oregon’s minimum wage the second-highest in the country, behind Washington state.

The increase is automatic and tied to the U.S. Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index.

The increase will put an additional $20 million in the hands of Oregon’s lowest-paid workers, which is about

98,000 Oregonians.