It’s a no brainer, if you’ve studied 1st year Economic theory. A minimum wage is nothing more than a Price Floor and an effective Price Floor always leads to surpluses (just like an effective Price Ceiling always leads to shortages.) In this case, the surplus is people wanting jobs that don’t exist.As for the minimum wage thing, well, I haven't decided one way or the other as to whether or not we should have one. I do, however, know it is wrong to publicly say one thing while privately do another, so either minimum wage shouldn't exist, or everyone should have access to it. No in-betweens.
So the results of Minimum Wage Laws are invariably increases in unemployment with the added bonus of the protection of high paid workers’ jobs at the expense of low paid workers. If you ever wanted the quintessential example of a Government program whose consequences are exactly the opposite of the intent of the program, then a Minimum Wage Law is it.
You do realize that current Minimum Wage laws do not cover quite a number of groups. Newly hired youths, handicapped workers, the elderly, commission sales people, workers earning tips, etc., often are exempted from Minimum Wage jobs.…so either minimum wage shouldn't exist, or everyone should have access to it. No in-betweens.