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    Study: Mismeasuring the Prevailing Wage

    May 18, 2022

    May 18, 2022 - A new study by the Beacon Hill Institute found the DBA costs taxpayers an extra $21 billion a year and increases the price tag of construction projects by at least 7.2% compared to the cost of construction if the DOL calculated prevailing wages using modern and scientific methodology via the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.