Socialists enjoy replacing freedom with rules. One infamous rule is making perfectly fine jobs illegal. Do promoters admit it causes unemployment? That it creates this huge, dormant field of non-activity. Never!
Year after year millions of eager job seekers are prevented from obtaining hourly paid work at wages employers can afford (without going broke.)
Causing additional damage such as:
Businesses shutting down.
Business owners losing their livelihood.
Useful products and services disappearing.
Reduced tax income for the government.
Price control on wages — a socialist invention — made it happen.
A retired professor in economics/politics, Robert Scott Gassler, recently quoted statistics indicating raising the minimum wage has little or no effect on unemployment.
Inflation likely play a significant role here. My guess was — and is — with each increase some businesses will be forced to fold. In an 2017 analysis of more than a dozen San Francisco Bay-area businesses it was found each $1 increase in the minimum wage was associated with a 14 percent increase in closures for median-rated restaurants. (Effects likely less severe in today’s tight labor market.)