Arizona minimum wage set to increase again in 2022

Sep 20, 2021
By Brandon Brown, Phoenix Business Journal

PHOENIX — Arizona’s minimum wage is set to increase again for the fifth straight year in 2022.

Starting Jan. 1, employers across the state will have to pay workers at least $12.80 an hour, the Industrial Commission of Arizona announced Thursday. That is up 5.3% from the $12.15 minimum wage in 2021.

The increase comes off the back of a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows that the Consumer Price Index rose 5.3% from August 2020 to August 2021.

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