As of January 1, 2014, Mississippi is one of five states that do not have a minimum wage law.
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Other states that do not have a minimum wage law are Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee.
The number of minimum wage workers in Mississippi was about 45,000 in 2012, according to data from the United States Bureau of Statistics. Based on those numbers, the size of the state's minimum wage workforce ranked eighth in the country, with 6.4 percent of its hourly workers qualifying for minimum wage.
In the absence of any Mississippi minimum wage laws, those employees are subject to the Federal minimum wage. The Federal minimum wage currently stands at $7.25.
Please realize that the Mississippi minimum wages cited above may have changed since we posted this minimum wage information. State minimum wages can change because new laws are enacted or because old laws contained scheduled increases. You should also be aware that state law often exempts particular company types, occupations and industries. To get the latest minimum wages for Mississippi, visit www.dol.gov .
Last Updated: June 27, 2014.
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