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Manitoba's Minimum Wage Increasing October 1

Manitoba's Minimum Wage Increasing October 1

The indexation legislation ties Manitoba's minimum wage to the previous calendar year's Consumer Price Index, and adjustments to the wage will be announced prior to April 1 and take effect October 1 of each year, starting in 2018, the province said.

Minimum wage in the state is scheduled to increase 15 cents on January 1 to $8.30 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.15 per hour for tipped employees. "This economic boost will help hard-working Montana families make ends meet and ensure they aren't falling behind".

In 2017, the industry with the largest number of workers earning minimum wage was the accommodations and food industry followed by the retail trade industry.

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According to a release, the minimum wage will go up by 15 cents to $8.30 an hour for non-tipped employees and up seven cents to $4.15 an hour for tipped employees.

Just under a percent of Montana's workforce earns minimum wage, which is a slight tick down from the number in the Department of Labor and Industry's report past year.

Both are above the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.