On March 27, 2018, the Washington Business Journal quoted D.C. Policy Center Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor:
Of the 8,720 servers in D.C., roughly 56 percent live in Maryland and Virginia, and those commuting servers earn an average of $16 per hour. D.C. residents working the same jobs have estimated hourly wages of $12.31, according to U.S. Census Bureau data Taylor compiled.
“If you push cost increases, the first who are going to lose jobs are those with the least skills, and that’s going to hurt a lot of the D.C. residents,” Taylor said.
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