Governor Hochul announced yesterday that the minimum wage in Upstate New York will increase by one dollar on December 31st,2022. The current minimum wage, $13.20, will now increase to $14.20. The increase is part of the state’s goal of a minimum wage of $15 dollars an 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.”
There are an estimated 200,000 workers located in the Upstate Area that will see these benefits. 44% of those workers are full time, and nearly 25% are supporting children under the age of 18.