Minimum Wage to Increase to $9.25 in 2017

Posted on Dec 30, 2016 in News

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
LINDA CHU TAKAYAMA
DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 30, 2016

MINIMUM WAGE TO INCREASE TO $9.25 IN 2017

Minimum Wage Will Rise to $10.10 in 2018

 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that per Act 82, Session Laws of Hawaii (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.

For more information about minimum wage, please visit:

http://labor.hawaii.gov/wsd/minimum-wage/

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Media Contact:
Bill Kunstman
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
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