If you work a job where you make minimum wage, your paycheck will end 2017 on a higher note. New York minimum wage will increase on New Years Eve.

According to the Auburn Pub, workers across New York state will see the minimum wage at $10.40 an hour, up from $9.70. That will be here in Central New York, and Upstate too. The Big Apple gets a bigger pick-me-up first:

Beginning Dec. 31, the minimum wage for workers at large New York City companies with at least 11 employees will rise from $11 to $13 an hour. For employees at small firms with 10 employees or less, the minimum wage will be $12 an hour, up from $10.50. In Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties, the minimum wage will increase from $10 to $11 an hour. "

Here in CNY, it will take longer for the minimum wage to reach $15 an hour. The minimum wage for the rest of the state will rise to $11.10 at the end of 2018, $11.80 at the end of 2019, and $12.50 on Dec. 31, 2020. So, we got that to look forward too.


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