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400,000 summer jobs seen in cutting youth-pay level

Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan said Wedneday a Reagan administration proposal for a youth subminimum wage could create 400,000 new jobs for youths this summer if passed by Congress.

Mr. Donovan said the White House will send the legislative proposal to Congress today.

The proposal would allow employers to pay youths under 20 years old only $2. 50 an hour for work during five summer months instead of the current $3.35 -an-hour minimum for most workers.

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