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While supporters point to multiple wages for which they call “a living wage,” the truth is that despite their good intentions the minimum wage is an arbitrary floor for labor services that ultimately harms the people it’s intended to help. […] a recent study finds that the experiment in Seattle of gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour appears to have hurt-lower skilled workers. Texas could lose upwards of 1 million jobs – the most of any state – if the minimum wage was $15 per hour, thereby eliminating the opportunity for many Texans to start their way up the income ladder. […] cities with lower average wages could be especially devastated, with Houston potentially losing around 110,000 jobs.

Source: Ginn, Raia: Lifting minimum wage would harm lowest-skill labor in Texas – Houston Chronicle