Eastern Research Group
The SSRC collaborated with Dr. Lou Nadeau at Eastern Research Group on Understanding the minimum wage: Implications for workers, employers, and communities.
Understanding the Minimum Wage: Implications for Workers, Employers, and Communities focused on how changes in the minimum wage affect individuals, families, employers and the economy. Today, the U.S. economy continues to grow and the unemployment rate remains low. Wage growth, however, remains slow for much of the labor force. The federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 an hour since 2009. The combination of job growth and wage stagnation has led many localities to increase their minimum wage. Economists and research experts presented on what we know about minimum wage increases and their effects on workers, low-income families, employers, and state/local economies.
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