by Sam Batkins, Ben Gitis
American Action Forum
January 17, 2014
In the American Action Forum’s (AAF) previous study, “Cumulative Impact of Regulation and Employment,” they examined the employment impact of significant regulations that also affect small entities. In this study, AAF examined how the largest regulations ($1 billion or greater) affect employment. They found that the cumulative impact of five or more billion-dollar regulations on an industry reduces employment by more than 54 percent. In addition, average pay for employees still working declines by more than 12 percent after five or more billion-dollar rules. These results are far more striking than their previous study, which found three significant regulations could reduce industry employment by approximately 20 percent.

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