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Michigan minimum wage going unchanged in 2021

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 16:48:56-05

LANSING, Mich. — Minimum wage is not expected to go up in Michigan in the new year.

That means the state’s minimum wage will stay at $9.65 an hour.

State law prohibits scheduled minimum wage increases when the state’s unemployment rate is above 8.5%. Michigan’s published seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July was 8.7%.

The minimum wage will eventually be raised when the unemployment rate improves, post-pandemic.

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