Peter Munk Centre for Free Enterprise Education
The effect of the sharply rising minimum wage has been sharply rising joblessness among Seattle’s low-wage workers.
For every 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage, youth employment drops by three to six per cent.
Since 2003, manufacturing sales in Ontario have remained essentially unchanged yet increased by 20 per cent in B.C.
After Seattle’s minimum wage increased to $13 per hour, the total number of low-wage jobs declined by 6.8 per cent.
Premier Kathleen Wynne plans to increase Ontario’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next 18 months.
The total number of low-wage jobs declined by 6.8 per cent.
Most minimum wage earners in Ontario are not the primary or sole earner in their household.
Most minimum wage workers are aged 15 to 24.