New minimum wage laws in New York City and New York State took effect at the beginning of the year, and Gov. Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio were celebrating:

How’s that working out in the Big Apple? Not unpredictably:

Color us shocked!

More from the New York Post:

The survey also said about a third of respondents will eliminate jobs and most will raise prices this year because of the new $15-an-hour law backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials, which took effect on Dec. 31, 2018.

A total of 76.5 percent of full-service restaurant respondents reduced employee hours, and 36 percent eliminated jobs in 2018, the survey said.

Also, 75 percent of limited-service restaurant respondents reported that they will reduce employee hours, and 53 percent will eliminate jobs in 2019 as a result of the wage increases, according to the survey.

If only somebody could have predicted that kind of thing.

They’re from the government and they’re here to “help.”