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How A $15 Minimum Wage Would Affect Workers In New England And Massachusetts

The Federal Reserve Bank in Boston is shown in 2011. (AP)
The Federal Reserve Bank in Boston is shown in 2011. (AP)
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Labor activists have long been calling for a $15 per hour minimum wage. It's happened in other places: most notably, the entire state of California. So, what if it happened here? Who would it really affect? In other words, who in New England earns less than $15 an hour, right now?

A report out this month from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston finds that roughly one-third of workers in New England earns less that $15 an hour, that those workers are disproportionately Latino and African-American and that most of them are the primary earners in their families.

Guest

Anmol Chaddha, policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, which tweets @BostonFed.

This segment aired on September 15, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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