'Little evidence' minimum wage rise hit jobs

'Little evidence' minimum wage rise hit jobs
Minimum wage rise may have lured more into part-time work. Pic: Getty

ESRI study on 2016 increase finds that average number of hours worked fell, but attributes this to more part-time workers joining the labour market

Research carried out by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has found that an increase in the national minimum wage in 2016 did not lead to higher unemployment among minimum wage workers, although it did find a reduction in the average number of hours worked.

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