New Mexico will raise minimum wage to $11.50 for 2022
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s hourly minimum wage is set to increase by a dollar to $11.50 at the start of 2022.
The Workforce Solutions Department on Monday issued a reminder to employers and workers of the pending increase. Reforms signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and adopted in 2019 gradually raise the statewide minimum wage to $12 by 2023.
President Joe Biden has proposed to raise the federal minimum wage requirement for most workers to $15 an hour from $7.25. Higher local minimum wages are in effect in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe and Bernalillo County and Santa Fe County.