CBO predicts staggering job loss if minimum wage is raised to $15

People gather to ask the McDonald's corporation to increase workers' wages to a minimum wage of $ 15, in addition to demanding the right to a union on May 23, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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According to the projections published on Monday, increase the minimum wage of the US. UU At $ 15 per hour it would give millions of Americans a raise, but it would leave a small portion of the people out of work.

The increase in the wage base to $ 15 per hour by 2025 would increase the salaries of 17 million workers, the non-partisan Congress Budget Office estimated. At the same time, 1.3 million people would lose jobs, according to the CBO's projections.