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Minimum wage raises to take effect Jan. 1st in many states

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - More than 1 million workers making minimum wage are going to see an increase in their paychecks starting January 1.

13 states have increased their minimum wage.

Most increases will be about 15 cents per hour, but in New Jersey, the rate jumped by $1, and will now be $8.25 per hour.

As many as 11 states and Washington, D.C. are expected to consider increases next year.

In 2008, Michigan increased its minimum wage to $7.40 per hour.