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The Florida voters passed Amendment 2 on November 3, 2020 paving the way for a mandated increase in the minimum wage starting in 2021 and increasing to $15/hour over the next 5 years. Florida is not the first to pass such a measure and likely will not be the last. There is even talk about a Federal mandate to increase the minimum wage like Florida. In this episode we talk with Professor of Economics at FSU, Joe Calhoun. From an economics perspective we talk about the effects of the change that the workforce in Florida will likely experience. This subject is also discussed in "Common Sense Economics, Third Edition" a book that Professor Joe is a co-author. To quote from the book, "the basic postulate of economics indicates that a higher minimum wage will reduce the employment of low-skill workers. ... the weight of the empirical evidence indicates that each 10 percent increase in the minimum wage will reduce employment by between 1 and 2 percent.

Of course certain industries will be hit harder than others and there are many ripple effects of raising the minimum wage, like wage compression, increase in payroll related costs, like insurance, payroll taxes, etc.

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