Florida's Minimum Wage Increases Monday

Employers in Florida are paying their minimum wage workers a little bit more starting Monday.

The minimum wage is up a dollar to $6.15 an hour. After this increase, the state minimum wage will be indexed to inflation each year.

Almost 400,000 workers benefit from the increase. That's less than five percent of the state's work force of 8.5 million people.

Florida voters approved the increase last November.

At least 13 other states have minimum wage rates higher than the federal standard of $5.15 an hour. They are primarily along the west coast and in the northeast.