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Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage – An interactive tool that allows users to explore the effects of policies by CBO

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour has not changed since 2009. Increasing it would raise the earnings and family income of most low-wage workers, lifting some families out of poverty—but it would cause other low-wage workers to become jobless, and their family income would fall.
This interactive tool allows users to explore the effects of policies that would increase the federal minimum wage, including the Raise the Wage Act (as passed by the House of Representatives on July 18, 2019) and options CBO analyzed in The Effects on Employment and Family Income of Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage. Users can also create custom policy options to examine how different approaches to changing the minimum wage would affect earnings, employment, family income, and poverty.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at How Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage Could Affect Employment and Family Income | Congressional Budget Office

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