David Neumark

According to economist David Neumark of the University of California at Irvine, for every 10 percent increase in the minimum wage, employment for 16-19 year old black and Hispanic teens falls 6.6 percent. So, minimum wage increases not only stifles their economic growth and potential, but also perpetuates the stereotype of the “unemployable black man.” Rather than being lifted up by minimum wage laws, these young workers are being held back and robbed of opportunities to better themselves and their communities.

For the full story, please visit https://www.ocregister.com/2024/04/06/black-and-hispanic-youths-pay-the-biggest-price-for-minimum-wage-hikes/.

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