Study Finds $15 An Hour Minimum Wage HURTS YOUNG WORKERS The Most

The Democrats are pushing the minimum wage as a top-tier issue in the 2016 presidential race, but the numbers are not on their side.

Washington Free Beacon reports:

Minimum wage increases intended to boost pay for low-income workers ended up increasing unemployment, according to a new study.

The study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that minimum wage increases reduced employment opportunities for low-skilled workers by nearly 6 points during the Great Recession.

“This period’s full set of minimum wage increases reduced employment among individuals ages 16 to 30 with less than a high school education by 5.6 percentage points,” the study says.

So basically conservatives were 100 percent correct about this.

 

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