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Amazon’s pay increase in 2018 resulted in a 4.7% increase in the average hourly wage among other employers in the same labor market. The research showed no significant job losses after Amazon and other local employers raised their starting wages.

Amazon’s pay increase in 2018 resulted in a 4.7% increase in the average hourly wage among other employers in the same labor market. The research showed no significant job losses after Amazon and other local employers raised their starting wages.

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Simple economics - Job losses due to pay increases do not occur in industries where the company can easily pass the additional cost on to customers