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The Minimum Wage and Job Loss

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January 1996 | Briefing Paper #60


The minimum wage and job loss


Opponents of wage hike find no effect

by John Schmitt

The Employment Policies Institute (EmPI) says it has statistical proof that raising the minimum wage reduces employment, but its findings are strangely out of line with other studies, and it won’t share its data with independent researchers.

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