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California's Minimum Wage Law Will Cover One-Third of Workers

Created on May 19, 2016

California's Minimum Wage Law Will Cover One-Third of Workers

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SOURCES: Heritage Foundation analysis of data from National Bureau of Economic Research, “CPS Merged Outgoing Rotation Groups,” 1979–2016 data, http://www.nber.org/data/morg.html (accessed May 13, 2016), and historical state and federal minimum wage rates. Figures for California’s coverage for 2012–2023 are extrapolated from 2016 Q1 data by adjusting scheduled minimum wage increases for expected inflation.

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