California Lawmakers Mull Eliminating 11,500 Jobs

Policymakers in California are pushing a “feel-good” measure that will have disastrous effects on the state’s entry-level job market. Led by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, the California Assembly recently approved a bill that would increase that state’s minimum wage to $9.25 and set future increases on autopilot. The end result of this bill? Up to 11,500 jobs lost. That’s a step in the wrong direction for a state with a 9 percent unemployment rate and a 32.5 percent teen unemployment rate.

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