What happened in San Jose?
In March 2013, San Jose's minimum wage increased by 25% to $10.00 per hour, as the result of a 2012 union-backed ballot initiative. EPI surveyed the city’s restaurant industry during a one-month period at the end of 2013.
*Survey results represent 163 San Jose restaurants.
Employer responses to the $10 minimum wage
Reduced Employee Hours
Estimated Costs Per Business Location
*95 employers responded to the question about per-unit cost. Others were still unsure of the amount.