March 17, 2016
AAF Examines Impact of Minimum Wage Increase On Restaurant Employment
The American Action Forum (@AAF) released new research today that examines the cities that raised the minimum wage in 2015 and the impact on restaurant employment. The AAF research found that restaurant employment in cities that raised the minimum wage only grew 1.6 percent, while in the surrounding areas it grew 4 percent. Additionally, the restaurant job growth rate was 2.7 percentage points lower than in 2014 in the cities that raised the minimum wage.
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