Minimum-wage hikes boost teen unemployment

Federal minimum-wage increases have eliminated 238,000 teen jobs, keeping young people from learning valuable skills, says Rick Berman, executive director of the Employment Policies Institute. "A summer job for a teen is much more than a paycheck; it's a chance to gain important skills and learn the 'invisible curriculum' that comes from having a job, answering to a boss and dealing with co-workers," he said.

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