NMI minimum wage increases to $6.55


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Government Accountability Office reported that raising the minimum wage in the Northern Marianas Islands since 2007 has allowed workers’ incomes to stay ahead of price inflation and that job losses, which can result from wage hikes, were attributable to a variety of factors during the period.

The federal minimum wage increased to $6.55 per hour in the NMI on Sept. 30. The GAO will report on the minimum wage again in April.

The locally set minimum wage was $3.05 per hour in 2007, when Congress decided to begin raising the NMI wage to . . .

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