Job growth is faster in states that raised minimum wage

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The 13 states that raised their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have added jobs at a faster pace than those that did not.

The Department of Labor released new data that suggests that raising the minimum wage in some states might have spurred job growth, contrary to what critics said would happen.

 

 

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More that 26% of fast food workers are raising a child

Fast food workers at dozens of fast food chains are walking out on strike for better wages.

When you think of a typical fast food employee do you think of a teenager working for extra cash, some guy who couldn’t get past high school, or a single mom trying to provide for her kid?  Whatever your answer is it will say a lot about your feelings towards the fast food workers who’ve been striking these past months for a $15 hourly wage.

 

 

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Denmark Debates Lowering Minimum Wage for Immigrants

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A street scene in Copenhagen.

A Danish politician has suggested paying immigrants half the current minimum wage. The idea has gone down well with center-right parties, but it’s opposed by the left — and the far right. Right-wing populists fear low wages for immigrants could take jobs away from “regular Danes.”

 

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