The United States has one of the lowest federal minimum wages in the world, according to a new study by the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute.
The report also found that, in most states, the federal minimum wage is set to go up, even as the overall cost of living is declining.
The study also found a trend for states that have a higher minimum wage to have higher unemployment rates, and that this trend is stronger in states with a higher percentage of black workers.
The authors of the report note that these states include: New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, California, New Hampshire, Illinois, and Rhode Island.
“The minimum wage law’s impact on minimum-wage earners in these states has been relatively modest,” the report’s authors write.
“In all, about 5 percent of minimum-wage workers are black, and nearly one-third of minimum wage earners in all states are black.”
In fact, a full third of minimum workers in the states with the highest minimum wage are black.
That’s up from the last few years.
In the report, the authors noted that the minimum wage was raised in 2015 to $10.10 an hour from $7.25, but the wage is still below $15 an hour.
“Despite this, a majority of minimum hourly workers in states where the minimum has been raised also reported having a negative effect on their wages, as shown by a significant negative correlation between their hourly wages and the state’s minimum wage,” the authors wrote.
The findings are based on data collected from 2014 to 2016, but they aren’t the only ones that have looked at this question.
A 2016 study from the Economic Policy Center also found states with higher minimum wages had higher rates of unemployment and poverty.
The EPI found that states with high minimum wages experienced a larger share of minimum wages going up, and also had a higher share of workers in low-wage jobs.
The minimum wage hike in the state of New York has had the biggest impact, with a disproportionate impact on low-skilled workers.
New York’s minimum is $11.50 an hour, while the state as a whole is $10 per hour.
The state of California has a minimum wage of $10 an extra hour, but a larger proportion of its minimum wage workers are low-paid workers.
California’s minimum hourly wage is $13.40, while California as a state as whole is at $15.10 per extra hour.
California also has the highest percentage of people living in poverty in the country, according the report.
This poverty rate is highest in Los Angeles County, which is the county where I live.
It’s 13.5 percent, more than twice the national average.
In other words, this is a region that has a higher rate of poverty and unemployment than the rest of the country.
This is a huge problem, especially in a place like California, where the poverty rate has been dropping for a while now.
“California is not alone in this,” the EPI’s study authors wrote, noting that in 2016, the poverty and jobless rate were more than 30 percentage points higher in California than they were in other states.
This makes California a particularly difficult state for businesses to locate.
“As a result, there is little competition among employers to hire and train low-cost, skilled workers,” the researchers wrote.
“Because low-skill workers are less likely to be able to find a good job and less likely be able pay their rent or mortgages, they are likely to stay out of the labor force and to be displaced.”
These findings don’t necessarily mean minimum wage hikes are bad for the economy.
A higher minimum will have a multiplier effect that will make it harder for businesses that can’t find enough workers to make ends meet.
This, in turn, will hurt low-income workers.
“While minimum wage increases are often touted as jobs and economic development, they actually have the opposite effect on employment,” the study authors noted.
The researchers also found minimum wage laws may be ineffective at fighting inequality.
“It is unclear whether minimum wage and other labor market restrictions will achieve the desired social outcomes of increased wages and employment for all workers,” they wrote.
The minimum hourly wages of the U.S. are set to increase from $10 to $15 by 2021, according a new report.
Some states, such as New York and California, are also raising their minimum wage.
And as we saw with minimum wage, there’s still room for states to raise their minimums.
“States should continue to consider the best way to provide adequate wages to ensure that all workers are paid a living wage,” EPI Policy Analyst Michael Osborne wrote.