Florida's new hourly rate for minimum wages is being adjusted upwards.
Beginning New Year's Day, the minimum wage for all hourly workers in the state will be $6.67 an hour. That's a 27 cents an hour hike.
The new rate, adjusted each January first, matches inflation as required by a constitutional amendment passed by Florida voters two years ago.
The Florida rate is well above the federal minimum wage of $5.15 an hour.
The state agency, Workforce Florida, says over 400,000 of the nine million people in the state earn the minimum wage