New York’s 2005-2007 minimum wage increases: Good for the state’s workers, good for the economy

January 22, 2007. New York businesses, and workers, are thriving with the higher minimum wage. Minimum wage increases in New York have defied predictions that they would hurt the very low-wage workers they were designed to help. In fact, while benefiting many New Yorkers, they have not led to shrinking employment in low-wage businesses. Based on this evidence, New York’s minimum wage should be raised again (to the point that a full time worker could keep a family of three out of poverty) and then indexed to the cost of living. Press release >> Fiscal Policy Note$ >>

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