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All men might be created equal, but their minimum wages certainly aren't. Kansas has the lowest minimum wage rate in the country, with a basic minimum rate per hour of $2.65. Washington, which has rates that are adjusted in relation to the consumer price index, has the highest basic minimum rate at $8.55.<br>
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Credit: The U.S. Department of Labor

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All men might be created equal, but their minimum wages certainly aren't. Kansas has the lowest minimum wage rate in the country, with a basic minimum rate per hour of $2.65. Washington, which has rates that are adjusted in relation to the consumer price index, has the highest basic minimum rate at $8.55.

Credit: The U.S. Department of Labor

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