Understanding the Minimum Wage: Implications for Workers, Employers, and Communities

The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) will sponsor this webinar on Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar will focus on how changes in the minimum wage affect individuals, families, employers, and the economy. Today, the U.S. economy continues to grow, and the unemployment rate remains low. Wage growth, however, remains slow for much of the labor force. The federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 an hour since 2009. The combination of job growth and wage stagnation has led many localities to increase their minimum wage. In this webinar, a moderated discussion with economists and research experts will shed light on what we know about minimum wage increases and their effects on workers, low-income families, employers, and state/local economies.
Record Type: 
Webinar / Webcast
Publication Date: 
August, 2018
Date: 
August 9, 2018
Source: 
Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse
Webinar Date: 
August 9, 2018
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment