Tag: Unemployment Rate

Increased Immigration Subjects 13M Americans to More Foreign Competition

Increasing legal immigration levels beyond the already roughly 1.2 million legal immigrants who are admitted to the United States every year would subject the remaining unemployed population, discouraged U.S. workers, and those not yet in the labor force to more foreign competition in their efforts to find jobs. This week, President Trump endorsed the notion […]

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Data: Foreign Workers Continue Making Significant Job Gains over Americans

Foreign workers are continuing to make significant employment and job gains over native-born Americans, newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals. In December 2018, foreign-born worker employment increased 5 percent compared to the same time last year, adding an additional more than 1,300 workers. Meanwhile, native-born Americans saw an employment increase of only 1.2 […]

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Ortiz: Federal Reserve Must Not Raise Interest Rates–for Good Reasons

Alfredo Ortiz of Job Creators Network writes in The Hill that the Federal Reserve raising its rates this week would not only rock shaky financial markets, but, more significantly, threaten one of the best economies and labor markets in a generation: Rocky financial markets are just the latest reason the Federal Reserve should hold off […]

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DC-area unemployment rate down (but it’s not as low as in this Iowa town)

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates in September fell in 308 of the nation’s 388 metropolitan areas, with the jobless rate lower in both the D.C. region and Baltimore. The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate in the D.C. metro area in September was 3.3 percent, below the national average of 3.7 percent, […]

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The American Economy Added Just 134,000 Jobs in September, Unemployment Drops to Lowest Level Since 1969

The U.S. economy added just 134,000 jobs in September and the jobless rate fell to 3.7 percent, once again hitting a low level not seen since 1969. Despite fears that trade disputes and rising tariffs could weigh on the economy, hiring continues to grow. On Thursday, the government reported that new unemployment claims fell more than […]

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