The US can raise the minimum wage to $15 without hurting jobs

The federal minimum wage has become a focal point of the 2020 presidential race and is gaining momentum. Almost all the Democratic candidates support a $15 minimum wage. A bill in the US House of Representatives to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024 has collected more than 200 cosponsors and could come up for a vote sometime this month. And states around the nation are increasingly phasing in $15 standards. Our research suggests otherwise. The best way to keep powerful companies in check Where Trump went wrong in the US-China trade war The US-China trade war hurts American families Our research examined 51 minimum wage increases since 2004 in 45 states. We examined how high relative …