The national minimum wage has remained at $7.25 per hour since 2009.
Today more than half of U.S. states and several cities have minimums that exceed the federal level.
MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two economists about what we've learned from cities that have increased their minimum wage and why some economists disagree on the effects.
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