Protesters rally outside a restaurant in St. Louis on Feb. 13. The service industry employs the largest percentage of minimum wage workers.

The federal minimum wage is stuck at $7.25 per hour. But many states have pushed wage floors higher over the years. Now, 18 states and 20 localities will raise their minimum wage on Jan. 1

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Protesters rally outside a restaurant in St. Louis on Feb. 13. The service industry employs the largest percentage of minimum wage workers.

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