Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 21, 2012, 11:35 a.m. EST by factsrfun
from Phoenix, AZ
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Region by region we see that a higher minimum wage reduces unemployment.
Check these numbers against a $7.25/hr national rate.
Northeast, VT MW $8.60/hr, unemployment rate, 5.2%,
National MW Rate states ME 7.2%, NH 5.6%, DE 6.7%, CT 8.8% unemployment
Southwest, AZ MW $7.80/hr 7.8%, CO MW $7.78/hr 7.7% unemployment
National MW NV 10.8% and the one exception NM 6.2% unemployment.
Pacific coast WA $9.19/hr 7.8%, OR $8.95/hr 8.4%
National MW CA 9.8% unemployment
Northwest MT $7.80/hr 5.8%
National MW ID 6.8% unempolyment