Which workers will benefit, if the New York minimum wage is raised to $8.50 an hour?

February 17, 2012. This brief estimates how many workers will benefit (a million!) and breaks down the data by demographic category. It shows how many live in New York City, versus how many live in the NYC suburbs and upstate, and also includes an estimate of the positive job creation impact of an increase in the minimum wage. The brief is part of the Numbers that Count series, in which FPI presents and analyzes new data on New York’s economy.

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