Press Release

AAF Analysis Compares Two Opposing Studies on Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike

The American Action Forum (@AAF) today released an analysis of two studies—with vastly divergent conclusions—assessing the influence of Seattle’s rising minimum wage on the labor force. AAF’s analysis finds that the differences in the studies’ conclusions result primarily from different analytical techniques as one study directly examines low-wage workers and the other only examines a proxy for low-wage workers. AAF’s analysis further notes it will likely take several years to understand the full effects of Seattle’s minimum wage increase, which is still being phased in.

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