Arizona’s minimum wage, after jumping to $10 an hour in 2017, rose by another 50 cents an hour to usher in 2018. It went even higher in Flagstaff.
The hike comes as unemployment has fallen across the state, with big gains in the restaurant industry. Still, it likely will fuel debate on whether higher wages lead to layoffs.
The new minimum marks the second of at least four annual increases in the low-income wage base. Arizona’s minimum wage, which stood at $8.05 an hour as recently as 2016, rose to $10.50 on Jan. 1.
#GetRight at night with Oh Jezuz