Still Working Well: Washington's Minimum Wage and the Beginnings of Economic Recovery
Publication Date: January 2004
Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute
Author(s): Marilyn P. Watkins
Keywords: Cost of living; Minimum Wage; Inflation
Type: Fact sheet
Reviews criticisms of Washington's groundbreaking minimum wage law, specifically refuting a suggested causal connection between the state's relatively high minimum wage and a higher than average unemployment rate. Offers statistical proof that Washington has lost jobs at a lower rate than the national average, and that those losses occurred in high-wage manufacturing sectors not impacted by increases in the minimum wage.