A new study by the free-market American Action Forum found that states with minimum wages higher than the federal minimum suffer from higher unemployment.
Researchers looked at labor data from both the nineteen states that as of 2013 had enforced minimum wages above $7.25 per hour and the thirty-one states that had minimum wages equal to $7.25.
Overall, they found that just a $1 increase in the minimum wage was “associated with a 1.48 percentage point increase in the unemployment rate,” and a “0.18 percentage point decrease in the net job growth rate.”
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Study: States with higher minimum wages had higher unemployment
This is such a no brainer.