Missouri minimum wage goes up Jan. 1
Jefferson City, MO – Minimum wage workers in Missouri will get a 15 cent raise, starting Tuesday.
The minimum wage is increasing to $6.65 an hour.
The change marks the first automatic adjustment for Missouri's minimum wage since voters passed a ballot measure in 2006.
That initiative hiked the basic wage from $5.15 to $6.50 an hour in 2007, with an annual inflationary adjustment thereafter.
Business groups say minimum wage hikes in Missouri and in other states have made it harder for those seeking entry level jobs.