Two conflicting studies

Two conflicting studies are spotlighting the ongoing debate surrounding the gradual minimum wage increase to $15 per hour in Seattle, Wash. A recent report out of the University of Washington found that employers cut hours significantly to compensate for higher wages, while, according to Alen Brandman, a study from the University of California at Berkeley found a much lower rate of worker displacement, which some experts say is the result of the city’s economic boom, not adjustments to the minimum wage.

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