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Estimated Impact of a Proposed Minimum Wage Law for Sacramento

Estimated Impact of a Proposed  Minimum Wage Law for Sacramento

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  • Summary

    The Raise the Wage Sacramento Coalition has put forth a proposal to establish a $13.50 per hour minimum wage by 2019 in the city of Sacramento (see Table 1). The minimum wage would be raised to $11.50 on January 1, 2017; to $12.50 on January 1, 2018; and to $13.50 on January 1, 2019. In Section 1 of this report, we estimate the effects of the proposal on Sacramento workers and businesses, and place the proposal in context with other local minimum wage laws. In Section 2, we review the economic research literature on the effects of minimum wage increases on workers, employment, and business operations.

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  • Press Coverage

    Bumping up minimum wage helps workers, costs businesses and customers
    January 24, 2016 | Sacramento Bee

    Talk gets serious about a new minimum wage for Sacramento
    August 6, 2015 | Sacramento Business Journal