States with and without minimum wage increases had similarly improving labor market conditions between 2018 and 2019: Changes in the unemployment rate and employment-to-population ratio, by presence of 2019 state minimum wage increases, 2018--2019

States with minimum wage increases States without minimum wage increases
Unemployment rate -0.251 -0.18
Employment-to-population ratio 0.43 0.31

Source: Economic Policy Institute analysis of Current Population Survey microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau

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