New York to Increase Minimum Wage for Upstate Residents

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) — The minimum wage is set to increase for those living in upstate New York.

Governor Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that workers outside of New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County will see an increase by $1 per hour from $13.20 to $14.20 per hour.

The minimum wage for home care aides, which took effect on October 1st, will also increase by $1 to $16.20 per hour.

“With inflation and a national labor shortage impacting our state’s economy, my team is doing everything possible to put money in New Yorkers’ pockets and address the rising cost of living,” Governor Hochul said. “Fair, competitive wages are essential for helping families thrive and attracting top talent to our state, and our administration remains committed to using every tool at our disposal to move New York’s economy forward.”

According to the governor’s office, an estimated 200,000 New Yorkers will benefit from this wage increase.


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