New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase to $8.85 an Hour in 2019

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With the changing of the year comes a change in New Jersey's minimum wage.

While it may not be the increase many where hoping for, including Governor Phil Murphy, the minimum wage is set to increase by 25 cents at the start of the new year.

This brings the state's minimum wage up from $8.60 to $8.85 an hour.

Murphy has been pushing to increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

New Jersey is one of 29 states in the country to set minimum wages above the federal level, which has remained at $7.25 cents an hour since 2009.


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