Conservative study: Bumping up CT minimum wage will cost jobs

Connecticut

Could a minimum wage hike cost the state jobs?

A new study by a conservative research group found Connecticut could lose more than 15,000 jobs if the minimum wage is bumped up to $15 an hour. 

The Employment Policies Institute looked at recent congressional budget data and found that Connecticut would be hit the hardest in New England by the wage hike.

Related Content: The minimum wage bill’s potential impact on Connecticut businesses

Governor Ned Lamont has said he will sign off on a bill to boost minimum pay over the next four years.

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