Planning & Development Services

BernCo Commission Approves Cost of Living Increase for Minimum Wage Workers

Bern Co LogoThe Bernalillo County Commission on Jan. 14, 2015 approved a cost of living increase for minimum wage workers in unincorporated Bernalillo County, to $8.65 an hour, which takes effect on Jan. 26, 2015. The measure applies to about 1,800 businesses and hundreds of workers in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County – areas that are located outside Albuquerque’s city limits.

Future cost of living increases, if applicable, will be brought to the County Commission for consideration in September of each year. The cost of living increase, if approved, would take effect the following Jan. 1.

The Bernalillo County Commission passed the minimum wage ordinance by a three-to-two vote on April 23, 2013.
The ordinance increased the minimum wage by 50-cents per hour first on July 1, 2013, and also on Jan. 1, 2014.
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