2014 Job Creation Faster in States that Raised the Minimum Wage

Source: Ben Wolcott, Center for Economic and Policy Research blog, June 30, 2014

…The chart below shows the percentage change in employment for each state. The baseline is the average of the employment figures for the last five months of 2013 (August to December), which is measured against the average of the employment levels for the first five months of 2014 (January to May). As was the case with the earlier analyses by GS and CEPR, employment growth is still faster in states where the minimum wage went up….

 percentage change in employment by state end of 2013 to beginning of 2014

States That Raised Their Minimum Wages Are Experiencing Faster Job Growth
Source: Bryce Covert, ThinkProgress, July 3, 2014