Seth Harris

4:45 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Administration says raising the minimum wage would be good for Wyoming

The President wants to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour.  Wyoming’s congressional delegation quickly opposed the idea, saying it will force Wyoming’s small business community to hire and retain fewer workers.   But the U-S Labor Department’s Seth Harris says his office has studied minimum wage hikes extensively and he says such an increase would help the economy, not hurt it.

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