What Will Happen If the Minimum Wage Goes Up?

We asked that question and others in two statewide surveys: the BOSS Survey of 405 local business leaders and the 808 Poll of 547 members of the general public

Business leaders and the general public responded in almost exactly the same ways to a question about what will happen to Hawai‘i’s unemployment rate if the minimum wage is increased:

Note: Percentages do not always add to 100 due to rounding

Male business leaders were more likely to foresee a small or substantial increase in unemployment than female business leaders: 51% to 40%.

Methodology: The BOSS Survey and 808 Poll are conducted twice a year for Hawaii Business Magazine by the Research Division of the Anthology Marketing Group. To read the methodology for both, go to hawaiibusiness.com/pollmethod2019.

Categories: BOSS Survey