The Flaws in “Impacts of Increasing Colorado’s Minimum Wage”

This brief critiques a study produced by Eric Fruits, an economist hired by the Common Sense Policy Roundtable, a conservative and business-aligned organization in Colorado. Fruits’ study, “Impacts of Increasing Colorado’s Minimum Wage,” makes a variety of claims about the effects of increasing the minimum wage in Colorado to $12 by 2020, including the assertion that it will result in 90,000 lost jobs.

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