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St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - The minimum wage in Minnesota will be increased by 2.5 percent at the end of the year.

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has announced the inflationary adjustment will raise the current large-employer minimum wage by 25 cents to $10.33 per hour on January 1. The minimum wage covering small employers, youth and training wages, along with summer work travel exchange visitor programs will go up 21 cents per hour to $8.42.

"This increase is designed to help minimum-wage workers keep up with inflation to better provide for themselves and their families," said Roslyn Robertson, Department of Labor and Industry commissioner.

Large employer minimum-wage applies to organizations with annual gross revenues above $500,000. State officials say, because of the impact of the pandemic on the workforce, analysts are not able to reliably predict the number of jobs in the state that will be affected by the higher minimum wages next year.

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