As a national conversation continues about the future of American workers, many political leaders have focused on raising state minimum wages. While some states saw incremental increases in 2019 to keep pace with the cost of living, others like Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey took more ambitious steps to raise their minimum wage to $15 by 2024-2025.
How are states accounting for underage workers and small businesses in their minimum wage legislation? And which states are set for further increases in 2020? See the complete chart of minimum wages by state from the National Conference of State Legislatures.