Facts about the minimum wage

…the minimum wage is very much a bottom latter rung for the labor market, which you can see in Meer and West’s evidence that workers frequently transition out of the minimum wage. In their data 59% of workers who earn the minimum wage in one year earn more than it in the next year if they remain employed (5.8% are unemployed and 16.8% have left the labor force). The median wage increase they get is $0.90 per hour, which is a 23% raise. The 75th percentile raise is $2.45 per hour.

That is from Adam Ozimek.


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