Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Increase Unemployment? Sixty Years of Data Says “No”

1950 – minimum wage nearly doubles, unemployment decreases by more than half

1956 – minimum wage goes up, unemployment goes down

1960-1969 – a series of minimum wage increases, employment stays the same or declines

1970-1975 – the ONLY exception for minimum wage hikes and unemployment

1975-1976 – pay goes up, unemployment stays level then declines

1978-1981 – unemployment stays level with yearly minimum wage increases

1990 – minimum wage increases have no effect on unemployment

1996-1997 – minimum wage rises, unemployment drops

2006-2009 – wage hikes barely move the needle on unemployment

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http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/09/28/minimum-wage-unemployment-rate-data/

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