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The Minimum Wage is going up one more time, but employment is one step ahead of it.
Cross-posted from the PUP Blog
Where's the National Federation of Independent Businesses now? Pennsylvania has dropped half a point off it's unemployment rate since the minimum wage went up for the first time in January. Our Unemployment rate in December (which would have included Christmas season seasonal workers, incidentally) was 4.7%. The latest figures are showing it at 4.1%. What happened to the drop in employment that the Minimum Wage naysayers predicted?
This afternoon, the Raise the Minimum Wage Coalition gathered to mark the latest increase in the Minimum Wage, which will rise to $7.15 per hour here in PA on Sunday.
Leaders from Working America, UFCW, SEIU, PUP, AFSCME and others gathered at the Gallery today to let workers no that the minimum wage is going up once more, that they should hold their bosses accountable to the raise and that if they don't like working without health benefits, we're working on that, too.