July 23, 2009. On July 24, an estimated 123,000 New York workers will benefit when the minimum wage rises from the state’s minimum of $7.15 an hour to the new federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. The minimum wage in New York will still lag that in 13 other states and the District of Columbia. And, a full-time worker will still not earn enough to keep a family of three out of poverty. Press release with data >>