Claims about job losses when minimum wage rises exaggerated

Based on evidence presented in a recent article in the Edmonton Journal claims about job losses when the minimum wage is increased are exaggerated.  

The article pointed to the difference between the Fraser Institute’s claims about what would happen when British Columbia increased its minimum wage in 2011 and what actually occurred. A combination of faulty assumptions and out of date data are seen as the reason why predictions from groups opposing minimum wage increases have been wildly inaccurate.

What the article also pointed out is that, because most of those in low wage jobs are adults working full time, a minimum wage increase will have a significant impact for people living in poverty.