Obama’s Misleading Minimum Wage Statistics

By Donald J. Boudreaux and Liya Palagasvili, US News & World Report

Earlier this month, President Obama seized upon fresh data from the Labor Department to argue for a higher minimum wage. According to the president and a subsequent Associated Press report, the 13 states that raised their minimum wages in January of this year are now enjoying, on average, faster job growth than the other 37 states.

Department of Labor (DOL) Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement New $10.10 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

The National Law Review

As directed by President Barack Obama in Executive Order 13658, signed February 12, 2014, the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) has released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to increase the minimum wage for all workers on new federal contracts to $10.10 per hour by January 1, 2015, and to index the wage rate to inflation beginning January 1, 2016.