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Oregonians across the state get a raise July 1st

Oregonians across the state get a raise July 1st

On July 1st, workers in more than 270,000 jobs in communities across the state will receive a raise, thanks to the scheduled increase in Oregon’s minimum wage. This works out to workers in one in eight jobs in Oregon getting a raise. In some communities, workers in as many as one in five jobs will see an increase. Many of these Oregonians are struggling to afford rent or food for their families, and the raise will help them make ends meet. Yet despite the larger paycheck, many Oregonians will still struggle to afford the necessities.

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