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The Florida minimum wage is now $10 per hour

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Minimum-wage in Florida has been raised to $10 per hour, that’s good news for all of the servers and restaurant workers.

Florida’s minimum wage increased Thursday from $6.85 to $10 per hour.

The largest percentage increase in the state’s history.

The minimum wage is the first of a tiered increase approved by voters last year.

A constitutional amendment passed last November calls for the state’s minimum wage to increase by $1 every year starting in 2022 until it reaches $15 an hour by Sept. 30, 2026.

Florida is the latest to adopt a $15 minimum wage, along with California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Massachusetts.

Supporters believe it is a necessary living-wage increase.