federal minimum wage http://kbia.org en States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says http://kbia.org/post/states-raised-minimum-wage-see-faster-job-growth-report-says New data released by the Department of Labor suggests that raising the minimum wage in some states might have spurred job growth, contrary to what critics said would happen.<p>In a report on Friday, the 13 states that raised their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have added jobs at a faster pace than those that did not. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:25:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 56407 at http://kbia.org States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says Mo. minimum wage to rise to $7.35 an hour in 2013 http://kbia.org/post/mo-minimum-wage-rise-735-hour-2013 <p>Missouri's minimum wage will rise by a dime to $7.35 an hour in 2013.</p><p>For the past several years, Missouri has followed the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. That's because the federal rate was equal to or greater than the state's minimum, which is adjusted annually based on the cost of living.</p><p>But inflation has now pushed Missouri's minimum wage above the federal standard. The new wage is posted on the website of the state labor department.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:28:16 +0000 Associated Press 24493 at http://kbia.org Mo. minimum wage to rise to $7.35 an hour in 2013