Help us end the fiscal year strong. Donate by June 30. Give Now

Minimum wage hikes: what economists think

Jan 12, 2017
HTML EMBED:
COPY

Minimum wage hikes: what economists think

Jan 12, 2017
HTML EMBED:
COPY

Nineteen states kicked off 2017 by increasing the minimum wage — some because of cost of living increases, others because of ballot initiatives or legislation. Economists agree that even significant hikes cost minimal job loss, although those generally come at the lowest end of the wage scale. And there’s also little evidence that the minimum wage reduces poverty. 

Click the above audio player to hear the full story.

There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.