California's minimum wage is going up.

Starting tomorrow, July 1, the minimum wage increases to $9 an hour.

Assemblyman Luis Alejo says this will put more money in the pockets of hardworking Californians.

"Those at the lower end of the income spectrum are struggling with the rising costs of goods and services, while many middle class families continue to slip down the economic ladder," Alejo said.

The last increase was in 2008. The second increase to the minimum wage to $10 an hour takes place on January 1, 2016.