Oregon minimum wage rises to $8.80 next year



SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s minimum-wage workers will get an extra 30 cents an hour next year.

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced Thursday that the minimum wage will rise to $8.80 per hour on Jan. 1.

Oregon voters approved a ballot measure in 2002 that requires a minimum wage adjustment each year based on changes in inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index. Avakian says the index rose 3.77 percent over the past year.

Oregon and Washington are among 10 states that adjust the minimum wage based on the index. Washington is expected to announce its next adjustment later this month.