Minimum Wage: The High Cost of Increasing the Minimum Wage in Wisconsin to $15

This brief provides an analysis of the high economic cost of raising Wisconsin’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Roughly 350,000 Wisconsin workers would lose their jobs, nearly one-third of all workers currently earning a wage below the proposed new minimum. The authors break down the potential job losses by industry.
By Ike Brannon and Andrew Hanson
April 2015

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