Missouri’s minimum wage will rise by 15 cents an hour on January 1st – from $6.50 to $6.65 an hour.

The minimum wage law that was adopted last year requires the State Labor Department to determine on September 30th, any required adjustments to the minimum wage earnings based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.

The rate change is based on a 2.2 percent change in the CPI between July of 2006 and July of this year.