The workers in about 1/3 of the states in the U.S. will be getting a pay raise this week. Any state that either follows the federal minimum wage, doesn't have a minimum wage law or has a state minimum wage less than the federal minimum, will be increasing to $6.55 per hour.
You can learn more here on the Department of Labor website.
Not only will it increase this week on Thursday, July 24 to $6.55 per hour, but the wage will increase again next summer to $7.25.
To learn which states will be affected by the increase, click here to view the DOL's map for minimum wage.