Higher min­i­mum wage, fewer jobs

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Opinion -

A study just re­leased by the University of Cal­i­for­nia-River­side, has found that the state’s restau­rants are cre­at­ing fewer jobs be­cause of the ris­ing min­i­mum wage. Those most im­pacted by the lost opportunit­ies are part-time work­ers, lowskilled work­ers, and the dis­abled.

The re­gions of the state most im­pacted are the ones with higher un­em­ploy­ment rates, his­tor­i­cally. That in­cludes the Cen­tral Val­ley. When I say they, I mean con­ser­va­tives told us this would hap­pen.

Cal­i­for­nia needs bet­ter Democrats and more Con­ser­va­tives. Is it too much to ask for eco­nomic so­lu­tions for eco­nomic prob­lems in­stead of po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tions that don't work for eco­nomic prob­lems? – Bill Riggs, Clo­vis

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