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Results of minimum wage study expected in mid-December

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By next month, an economic impact study on the minimum wage increase should be completed. The Guam Department of Labor contracted Market Research & Development, Inc. to conduct the study, which is supposed to replicate similar studies done in Seattle and Chicago by the University of Washington.

At the moment, trained research interviewers are conducting fieldwork and collecting information among businesses and households. Several groups like the Guam Chamber of Commerce and the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association have indicated a study should be done before any further minimum wage increase is addressed.

DOL says the final analysis of the results and outcome of the project is expected by mid-December.

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