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The Wage and Employment Impact of Minimum-Wage Laws in Three Cities

March 22, 2011

John Schmitt

David Rosnick

March 22, 2011, John Schmitt and David Rosnick

This report analyzes the wage and employment effects of the first three city-specific minimum wages in the United States –San Francisco (2004), Santa Fe (2004), and Washington, DC (1993). We use data from a virtual census of employment in each of the three cities, surrounding suburbs, and nearby metropolitan areas, to estimate the impact of minimum-wage laws on wages and employment in fast food restaurants, food services, retail trade, and other low-wage and small establishments.

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