A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage leads to, on average, a three to six per cent decline in youth employment.
After Seattle’s minimum wage increased to $13 per hour, the total number of low-wage jobs declined by 6.8 per cent.
The vast majority of minimum wage workers—85 per cent—do not live in low-income households.
Most Canadians who earn the minimum wage are not “poor,” and most of the working poor earn more than the minimum wage.
Campaign 2000 is crudely measuring income inequality, not poverty.