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Some minimum wage workers in New Mexico get earnings boost

January 4, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The minimum wage in New Mexico’ Bernalillo County has increased for workers whose jobs lie beyond limits of a municipality.

According to the county, the increase takes the minimum wage in unincorporated areas from $8.85 per hour to $9.05 per hour for employees who don’t earn tips. Officials say the change is the result of a cost of living increase.

The wage change went into effect on Jan. 1.

In southern New Mexico, Las Cruces’ minimum wage also increased at the start of the New Year, going from $9.20 per hour to $10.10 per hour.

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