In a news story on National Public Radio about how the minimum wage is rising in the new year in 20 states and 21 cities, Arindrajit Dube, economics, offers comments on the impact on employment of the higher wages.

In a news story on National Public Radio about how the minimum wage is rising in the new year in 20 states and 21 cities, Arindrajit Dube, economics, offers comments on the impact on employment of the higher wages. “I think the weight of the evidence to date suggests that employment effects from minimum-wage increases in the U.S. have been pretty small, much smaller than the wage increases. For example, 30 years ago, most economists expressed confidence in surveys that minimum wages had a clear negative impact on jobs. That is no longer true today,” Dube says. (NPR, WAMC, 12/30/18)