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New York City Minimum Wage Workers Get Pay Raise

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - City workers didn't even have to wait until the new year for a planned increase in the minimum wage: It went up at midnight last night.

The new rate will be $15.00 an hour, rising from $13.00.

The new rate will apply to fast food workers and other businesses with at least 11 people.

The minimum wage on Long Island will climb to $12:00, up one dollar.

The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25.

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