/ Modified jan 2, 2021 7:44 p.m.

Arizona increases minimum wage to $12.15 an hour

AZ one of 21 states with increased minimum wages in 2021

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Arizona’s minimum wage has increased from $12 to $12.15 an hour. The law took effect on New Year's Day. In Flagstaff, wages increased to $15 an hour.

Arizona is among 21 states that have increased their minimum wages in 2021. Last year, Arizona’s minimum wage went from $11 to $12 hour.

The minimum wage has increased every year since 2017, when the minimum was $10 an hour. The wage increases have been done as a result of Proposition 206, which voters approved in 2016.

Flagstaff’s new $15 wage is the result of a city proposition passed by voters in 2016 and amended by the city council in 2017.

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