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Minimum Wage Increase Would Have Greatest Effect on States with Lower Costs of Living

Created on July 26, 2016

Minimum Wage Increase Would Have Greatest Effect on States with Lower Costs of Living

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Source: Heritage Foundation calculations using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, “Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan Areas, 2014,” July 7, 2016, http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/rpp/rpp_newsrelease.htm (accessed July 20, 2016).

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