City of LA to increase minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020

On Tuesday, Los Angeles voted to increase the minimum wage from $9 to $15 per hour by 2020. At $15 per hour, this pay rate will provide one adult with an income above a living wage, which stands at $12.34 in Los Angeles County.

Meanwhile in Massachusetts, the minimum wage will increase to only $11 per hour by 2017, far below a living wage for one adult living in Boston, which is calculated to require at least $13.71 per hour.

To see what the living wage in your area is, visit http://livingwage.mit.edu/

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