MAY 8, 2006 - Posted at 7:44 a.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Legislature's recent minimum wage might not affect that many people. The increase in the special session last month becomes effective October 1.
A state survey says about 92,000 people will have a guaranteed pay hike because of the $1.10 increase in Arkansas' minimum wage.
The December survey by the state Department of Workforce Services found very few Arkansans, excluding those who wait tables, make the $5.15 an hour minimum or less. The survey found only 160 people in that category.
The survey says about 92,000 people make above the minimum wage but less than $6.25 an hour.