TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's minimum wage will increase by 6 cents an hour to $7.31 on June 1 after a judge agreed the state's employment agency was miscalculating the rate.

The Agency for Workforce Innovation posted notice of the increase on its website Tuesday, the day after a Leon County judge ordered the increase. The decision will affect about 188,000 workers and those working 40-hour weeks will earn an additional $128 annually.

"Now that it has been corrected, Florida's lowest wage earners will have a little bit more to make ends meet and will have some measure of protection from higher prices eroding their earnings," said José Javier Rodríguez, an attorney with Florida Legal Services, who, along with the National Employment Law projected filed a lawsuit claiming the state was miscalculating its minimum wage.

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