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Slight minimum wage increase for South Dakota workers

January 2, 2020 GMT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s minimum wage is increasing slightly with the the start of the new year

The state’s minimum wage will now be $9.30 per hour — an increase of 20 cents from 2019. Workers who receive tips are seeing their minimum wage rise to $4.65 per hour.

The increases are part of a voter-approved measure in 2014 to raise the minimum wage, which was $7.25 an hour at the time, to $8.50 an hour. KELO-TV reports the minimum wage will continue to increase at the rate of the cost of living measured in the consumer price index.

The state’s minimum wage was below $4 until 1992. The $7.25 minimum wage was set in 2010.