Idaho is about to fall further behind its neighbors on its minimum wage, the Idaho Business Review reports today, as four of Idaho’s six neighboring states raise their minimum wage in each of the next three years. Idaho’s minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum.
IBR reporter Benton Alexander Smith writes that Montana’s minimum wage will rise from the current $8.16 an hour to $8.75 in 2020; Nevada’s from $8.37 to $8.96 in 2020; Oregon’s from $9.75 to $11.25 in 2020; and Washington’s from $11 to $13.50 in 2020. Utah and Wyoming, like Idaho, are at the federal minimum, which hasn’t changed since 2009.
Smith’s full report is online here.