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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.

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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.