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How a rising minimum wage affects jobs in Seattle

Published on June 26, 2017

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Three years ago, Seattle became one of the first jurisdictions in the nation to embrace a $15-an-hour minimum wage, to be phased in over several years. Over the past week, two studies have purported to demonstrate the effects of the first stages of that increase — but with diverging results.

Mark C. Long, professor in the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, shares his perspective on the issue.

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Originally posted on the New York Times by Noam Scheiber
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