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President Obama's proposed minimum wage hike could cost D.C. jobs

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If President Obama successfully increases the federal minimum wage, the District could see its minimum wage jump 21 percent to $10. The city could also see a resulting increase in its unemployment rate, already one of the highest in the nation. During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Obama called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9. By law, the District's...

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