Chinanews client, Beijing, July 30th (Reporter Li Jinlei) The number of provinces that will raise the minimum wage standard in 2021 is increasing.

  As Jiangsu and Zhejiang announced to raise their minimum wage standards from August 1, according to statistics from, as of July 29, at least 11 provinces have raised their minimum wage standards for 2021.

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11 provinces raise the minimum wage

  On July 29, Zhejiang issued a notice stating that starting from August 1, 2021, the province’s minimum monthly wage will be adjusted to 3 levels of 2,280 yuan, 2,070 yuan, and 1,840 yuan, and the minimum hourly wage rate for part-time work will be adjusted to 22. Yuan, 20 Yuan, 18 Yuan three gears.

The adjusted minimum monthly wage standard increased by an average of 13.1%.

  On July 28, Jiangsu announced that it will adjust the minimum wage standard from August 1, 2021. The monthly minimum wage will rise to 2,280 yuan for first-class areas, 2,070 yuan for second-class areas, and 1,840 yuan for third-class areas.

Before the increase, the monthly minimum wages in the three types of areas were 2020 yuan, 1830 yuan, and 1620 yuan, up 260 yuan, 240 yuan, and 220 yuan respectively.

  As of July 29, according to statistics from, since this year, 11 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities including Shanghai, Beijing, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Tianjin, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Heilongjiang, Tibet, and Jiangxi have started raising their minimum wage standards. .

  According to the "Minimum Wage Regulations", the minimum wage standard generally takes the form of a monthly minimum wage standard and an hourly minimum wage standard.

The monthly minimum wage standard applies to full-time employees, and the hourly minimum wage standard applies to part-time employees.

Pay slips.

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Shanghai's monthly minimum wage of 2,590 yuan tops

  From the perspective of monthly minimum wage, Shanghai's monthly minimum wage reached 2,590 yuan, ranking first in the country.

  From July 1, 2021, the monthly minimum wage in Shanghai will be adjusted from 2,480 yuan to 2,590 yuan, an increase of 110 yuan; the hourly minimum wage will be adjusted from 22 yuan to 23 yuan.

  It is worth mentioning that Shanghai’s monthly minimum wage standard is more "golden", because Shanghai’s monthly minimum wage standard does not include social insurance premiums and housing provident funds paid by individual laborers in accordance with the law, which are paid separately by employers.

  The same is true in Beijing.

The minimum wage in Beijing has been adjusted from no less than 12.64 yuan per hour and no less than 2,200 yuan per month to no less than 13.33 yuan per hour and no less than 2,320 yuan per month.

The various social insurance premiums and housing accumulation funds that should be paid by individual workers are not part of the minimum wage standard, and the employer shall pay separately in accordance with regulations.

Data map: Bank staff count currency.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhang Yun

Who will benefit from the increase in the minimum wage?

  After the minimum wage is raised, low-income workers are the direct beneficiaries.

The wages of laborers cannot be lower than the minimum wage standard. Therefore, raising the minimum wage standard will play a direct role in increasing the income of employees, especially in promoting the increase of the wage level of low-income employees.

  Not only that, some treatment standards linked to the minimum wage will also rise accordingly.

  Workers’ unemployment insurance premiums, sick pay during the medical treatment period, wages during the probationary period, and the basic living expenses of workers in the case of unit suspension or suspension of business will increase in accordance with the adjustment of the minimum wage standard.

Data map: Tea farmers count their money.

Photo by Qiu Zhizhi

Will there be adjustments in other provinces?

  Compared with the suspension of minimum wage increases in most provinces in 2020, 2021 can be described as a major year for minimum wage increases.

  In addition to the above-mentioned provinces, Anhui, Jilin, Sichuan and other provinces also mentioned plans to adjust the minimum wage this year.

  Su Hainan, a special researcher of the Chinese Labor Association, previously told a reporter from that China’s economy continued to improve in 2021. In addition to the fact that most provinces did not adjust the minimum wage last year, some provinces may not have adjusted since 2019. Therefore, many places this year Adjusting the minimum wage standards one after another is supported by the recovery of economic growth, and is also a policy requirement to follow the minimum wage system to adjust the frequency. It is a practical need to promote low-wage workers in enterprises to increase their incomes.