Santa Fe To Raise Its Minimum Wage In March

Santa Fe, New Mexico – SANTA FE, N.M (KRWG) The minimum wage in Santa Fe will increase in March.

The amount of the new wage won't be known until 2011 numbers are completed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

But The New Mexican reports that ( officials know that the current wage of $9.85 an hour should have gone up by 1.4 percent this year to $9.99.

Last month, Mayor David Coss said it appeared city staff neglected to adjust the wage this year as required by law when the regional Consumer Price Index shows an annual increase.

Officials decided to add the 2011 increase to the 2012 adjustment.

Estimates provided by a city official show the wage will increase by an estimated additional 3 percent taking it to between $10.22 and $10.32 per hour.

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