Increases in cost of living places greater demands on workers seeking promising job opportunities. Several states initiated proactive measures to raise yearly minimum wage. Fifteen states automatically raise employee earnings based on the cost of living. Raise The Minimum Wage outlines the following states indexing yearly minimum wage: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington. Raise The Minimum Wage also notes five states projected to increase minimum wage in the coming years: Alaska in 2017, D.C. in 2017, Michigan in 2019, Minnesota in 2018, South Dakota in 2016, and Vermont in 2019.