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This Is What Raising the Minimum Wage Did to Jobs in 11 States


In economic circles, the minimum wage causes maximum debate. New data suggest that's unlikely to change anytime soon.

Of 11 states that increased the minimum wage at the beginning of 2015 through either legislation or ballot initiatives, payroll gains through June exceeded the U.S. average in six, while five lagged behind, according to Labor Department figures issued Tuesday in Washington.