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Aug
15

Youth Employment and The Last 30 Years of the Minimum Wage in the United States

The below chart illustrates the impact of minimum wage changes on the youth (aged 16-19) employment rates in the US over the last thirty years. The red line represents the real minimum wage from 1983-2012 (in 2012 $ x 7 for scale purposes) as provided by the US Department of Labor.  The blue line represents …

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