From the Republica American:
A 10 percent increase in the minimum wage can be expected to reduce employment among low-skilled workers by 1 percent to 2 percent, according to David Neumark, an economist with the University of California, Irvine. A study by Michael Saltsman of the Employment Policies Institute found such an increase kicks black male unemployment upward by 6.5 percent. Neumark estimates just 17 percent of minimum-wage workers come from poor families. The rest value the work experience more than the dollars earned.

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