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Ohio raises minimum wage

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

January 1 Ohioans will see a ten-cent raise for minimum wage workers, the new hourly rate will be $7.95 an hour. Tipped employees will also see a raise to $3.98 an hour. 

12 other states will also raise their minimum wages on the same day, helping millions of workers. 

Back in 2006 Ohio voted to raise the mini um wage, to keep pace with increased costs of living. 

Ohio is currently over the federal minimum wage, along with 21 other states. 

The move is se to boost economic growth by $38 million according to an analysis of census data by the Economic Policy Institute.

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