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Virginia gets better picture of hourly workers

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The portion of hourly workers in Virginia being paid at or below the federal minimum wage fell in 2011, but that number has climbed steadily over the past 10 years to around 7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Nearly 1.7 million Virginia workers age 16 and over were paid at hourly rates in 2011, and 7.1 percent, or 121,000, of them were paid at...