California Employment To Decrease Due To Minimum Wage Upsurge

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A study released by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) affirms that Calfornia’s $15 minimum wage will engender the loss of 400,000 jobs, as reported by The Daily Wire.

Everything You Need To Know About the $15 Minimum Wage and Employment Declines

At this point in time, many experts and analysts believe the $15 minimum wage will completely encompass California by the year 2022. While many left wing politicians have lauded higher minimum wage as a productive measure, economists affirm the opposite. According to their observations, as California’s minimum wage increases by 10%, the employment of lower paid workers stagnated by 5%.

Despite progressive assertions that higher minimum wages shall provide aide to the poor and level an uneven playing field, the facts do not bear this out. Employees who work in retail, accommodation, and restaurant industries will take the hardest hits.

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As stated by the EPI:

California has positioned itself as a ‘leader’ on new mandates. [However,] this so-called leadership comes at a cost for small businesses and the people they employ. This study furthers the economic consensus that California’s $15 minimum wage will have real consequences for the people it’s trying to help.

The Never-Ending Controversy Over Minimum Wage Increases

In spite of Employment Policies Institute’s finding, disputes over the benefits and pitfalls of raising the minimum wage still exist. Liberals and conservatives appear to have very different perceptions of the offshoots of minimum wage upsurges.