The minimum wage goes up in half of New England on January 1st.
Massachusetts continues to lead the way, with its minimum wage increasing to $12.75. Maine is not far behind, with a boost to $12.00 an hour.
In Vermont, where increases are tied to inflation, the minimum wage rises 18 cents to just under $11.00 an hour.
That's about the same as Connecticut, where there's no increase on January first. But the minimum wage there went up in October, and will jump again this coming September.
Trailing behind at $10.50 an hour is Rhode Island, where efforts to increase the wage fell short last summer.
And, as always, New Hampshire has the lowest rate in the region. The Granite State follows the federal minimum wage, which has been locked at $7.25 for a decade.