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Minimum Wage In America

Job seekers at one of two fulfillment centers in Central Ohio.
Esther Honig

The minimum wage in Ohio increases 15 cents in January, to $8.70 per hour for non-tipped workers. 

Six states, plus the District of Columbia, are phasing in a $15 an hour minimum. 

That puts Ohio somewhere in the middle of the rest of the pack, with 23 states mandating higher minimum wage levels and 20 others either matching or defaulting to the lower federal minimum of $7.25. 

Today on All Sides, the role of minimum wage in the american economy and the disconnect with a living wage.


  • Rea Hederman, Executive Director of the Economic Research Center and Vice President of Policy, Buckeye Institute
  • Michael Shields, Researcher at Policy Matters Ohio
  • Elizabeth Brown, City Of Columbus Councilwoman 

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