SALEM, Oregon: For the first time since the 2002 adoption of Oregon Ballot Measure 25 the minimum wage rate in Oregon will remain unchanged for 2010. In light of a 1.48% decline in the Consumer Price Index from August 2008 to August 2009 the minimum wage will remain at $8.40. Measure 25 requires that minimum wage be adjusted annually based on inflation. However, the minimum wage law does not have an option if the Consumer Price Index declines. Oregon is one of 10 states in the nation that adjusts minimum wage based on inflation rates.
* Oregon Ballot Measure 25 (2002)