As usual these statistics are totally misunderstood by the Libertarian wing. Big corporations with lots of minimum wage workers will probably make some cuts but many small employers already pay higher than the minimum wage. All too often it's not enough to live on but they do pay a bit more.
San Francisco and the state of Washington have high minimum wages and by some measures are economically exceeding many other areas of the country.
This link demonstrates some of the statistical ambiguity and one thing is clear... employment statistics are complicated and there's more to it than simply pegging growth or retraction to an increase in the minimum wage.
What's happening is this...
There are more adults being forced into the low-wage sector. Companies are demanding sporadic and erratic work schedules, ones that teens can't comply with.
More elderly people are working. The reasons for this are many but generally speaking most companies would rather hire a part time 70 year-old than a teen.
Companies would rather hire adults. The present crop of teens has probably the worst work ethic and basic skills of any generation in memory. Their parents have failed them. I know of a local business that opened about a year ago. The owner loves teens and was determined to hire as many as could. The teen angle would have fit with his business. By the end of summer he was done with teens and doesn't want to hire them anymore.
That's not the first time I've heard that story.
Why aren't the teens getting hired? Lots of reasons, but primarily because the working poor are taking their jobs. What's the conservative answer? Blame the working poor and anyone who tries to do anything about the problem which is leading to a complete breakdown of society.