Minimum wage to rise to $21.20

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The minimum wage will rise to $21.20 an hour from April 1, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says.

It is currently set at $20. The 6 per cent increase is just above the annual rate of inflation recorded in the December quarter.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) said there were about 160,600 people aged 16 to 64 paid the minimum wage in 2021, or 7.8 per cent of all wage earners. That is compared to 3.5 per cent on the minimum wage in 2018.

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