Economist: Higher Arizona Minimum Wage Hasn’t Affected State Economy — Yet

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Minimum wage workers in Arizona got a raise Monday, of 50 cents an hour. The state’s minimum wage now stands at $10.50 an hour. It’s part of a voter-approved increase, which will ultimately reach $12 an hour by 2020.

Last year was the first year of that increase, and Ethan Clay, an economic policy analyst with the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, said it’s been a big positive for workers.

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