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Source: U.S. Department of Labor

Notes: Federal minimum wage law supersedes state minimum wage laws where the federal minimum wage is greater than the state minimum wage. For those cases, the federal minimum wage is listed on this chart. In those states where the state minimum wage is greater than the federal minimum wage, the state minimum wage prevails.



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