From the AP:           
One leading economist on minimum wage issues said an increase from $10 to $15 would reduce employment among the least-skilled workers by at least 5 to 10 percent. But the impact on employment might be even bigger because employers would have to absorb significantly higher costs. "I would go so far as to call this reckless," said David Neumark, an economics professor at the University of California, Irvine.

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