Connecticut’s minimum wage will increase on October 1 as the state begins a series of hikes that will eventually make the state’s minimum $15 an hour.
The increases will be phased in on the following dates:
- October 1, 2019—$11
- September 1, 2020—$12
- August 1, 2021—$13
- July 1, 2022—$14
- June 1, 2023—$15
After the $15 level is reached, the state’s minimum wage will be adjusted based on the employment cost index, a federal figure that measures the cost of labor in certain businesses. Those adjustments, however, cannot lower the minimum wage below $15 an hour. The adjustments also can be suspended if the state’s economy does poorly.