Should Minimum Wage Be Increased?

By Nick Rieck

Facts

1. 15,080 The annual income for a full-time employee working the entire year at the federal minimum wage.


2. Nineteen states (plus D.C.) have set their own, higher minimums, ranging from $7.35 in Missouri to $9.19 in Washington State.


3.While not strictly minimum-wage workers, almost 23.2 million Americans (17.8% of all wage and salary workers) worked in the nation’s lowest-paid occupations as of last year,

My Opinion

I think that that Minimum Wage shouldn't be increased. I think that it shouldn't because it would cause job loss, also it would lower the amount of people hiring due to the fact businesses cant afford to spend money on many workers due to salary increase.