In 2007, the U.S. enacted a law incrementally raising the minimum wages in Amer. Samoa and the Commonwealth of the N. Mariana Islands (CNMI) until they equal the U.S. minimum wage. Amer. SamoaAis minimum wage increased by 50Ac three times, and the CNMIAis four times before legislation delayed the increases, providing for no increase in Amer. Samoa in 2010 or 2011 and none in the CNMI in 2011. Recent economic declines in both areas reflect the closure of one of two canneries in Amer. Samoa and the departure of the garment industry in the CNMI. This report describes, since the increases began: (1) employment and earnings; and (2) the status of key industries. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.Table 3: CNMI Key Findings Employment All sectors: percentage change in numbers employed, 2008-2009 13 percent ... decreaseb Inflation-adjusted earnings Percentage change in average inflation-adjusted earnings of those employed, ... 2010 with wages affected by September 2010 minimum wage increase 73 percentb Percentage of hourly-wage tourism workers ... largely to the minimum wage increasesb Tourism and other worker views CNMI workers said they would like payanbsp;...
|Title||:||American Samoa and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Employment, Earnings, and Status of Key Industries Since Minimum Wage Increases Began|
|Author||:||David Gootnick, Tom McCool|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2011|