In a series of recent papers, MassBudget has found that:
Our new report, The Minimum Wage and Job Creation, finds no evidence that raising the minimum wage has impeded job growth in Massachusetts. Since 1995, Massachusetts has raised the minimum wage six times. And during that period, job growth has been stronger in industries with high concentrations of minimum wage workers than in industries with low concentrations of minimum wage workers.
The Minimum Wage and Job Creation considers not only recent changes in Massachusetts, but also the experience of other New England states and the most up to date economic studies.
See our EARLIER WORK ON THE MINIMUM WAGE, including an interactive chart that lets you compare various options for adjusting the minimum wage.