The number of low-skilled workers claiming the dole since the start of the recession has risen eight times more than the level for job seekers with advanced qualifications, official figures reveal.
A wide-ranging analysis of jobs and unemployment since 2008 shows the number of people with little or no skills claiming jobless benefits rose by 4.2 percentage points over the period, compared to just 0.5 points for highly-qualified individuals.
Just what you\’d expect to see from a minimum wage.
Note that I do not claim that this is absolutely caused by the minimum wage: only that it\’s consistent with what we would expect from one. It\’s going to be the low skilled who disproportionately lose their jobs as they\’re the only people who are going to come up against that lower bound of that minimum wage.