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May BLS Report: Uninspiring Job Stats Conflict with White House Amnesty Agenda to Add Millions of New Workers

Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistic’s ho-hum report showed that 217,000 jobs were added in May. Unemployment remained unchanged at 6.3 percent.

H4 Update: More Likely to Work in Mainstream Jobs than in High Tech

In a recent blog post, I wrote about the Obama administration’s proposed new rule to grant work permits to H4 visa holders who are spouses of H-1B non-immigrant workers.

Another Major Company Leaves California

Toyota's USA Headquarters in Torrance, CAIn what looks like a page out of Nissan’s playbook, another automaker, Toyota, is picking up stakes in the South Bay, part of the greater Los Angeles area, and taking its U.S. headquarters to Texas.  Toyota is the world’s largest automaker and the eighth largest company.

Major League Baseball: Charter Member of Cheap Labor Lobby

During the days leading up to and immediately following Major League Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Day celebration, much speculation centered on why, 57 years after the great Brooklyn Dodgers player broke the so-called color line, blacks

Little-Big Businessmen Cry ‘Labor Shortage’

We all remember the story of the Little Boy who cried “wolf” when there was no wolf around. Today, we have a similar tale: the Little-Big Businessmen who cry “labor shortage.”

Actually these types have been around for quite some time. In the past they cried “labor shortage” when Congress was trying to abolish child labor, and they proclaimed it when Congress proposed and enacted significant cuts in immigration in the 1920s.

March BLS Report Shows Improvement, Payroll to Population Ratio Still Weak

On the surface, the March 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics report is a step in the right direction. On Friday, BLS announced that the economy added 192,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.7 percent.

Economic Policy Institute: Full Employment ‘Alarmingly Far Off’

When Congress reconvened on March 24, the comprehensive immigration reform wrangle resumed, almost by rote. Americans who favor enforcement-first nervously await the next White House subversion of existing immigration law.

With Robots Making Inroads, More Immigration is the Last Thing the U.S. Economy Needs

Right here in Pittsburgh, my hometown, robots have been credited with resurrecting the Steel City from its 30-year slump. In 1983, Pittsburgh’s unemployment hit 17.1 percent and people were moving out at the rate of 4,000 a month. The steel industry which had long supported Pittsburgh’s middle-class residents, its museums and even its beloved Steelers gradually dwindled from its once imposing presence.

Party Elites Wage War on Wages

Democrats charge that Republicans are waging a “War on Women.” Surely that is an overstatement crafted for partisan advantage. But the elites of both parties most definitely are waging a war against average citizens of both genders, and that is the War on Wages.

BLS Report for January Employment Another Stinker; More Evidence Why Amnesty Would Hurt American Workers

The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report was its usual deceptive self, at least as it relates to the unemployment rate which officially dropped from 6.7 to 6.6 percent. The small 113,000 jobs gain in January is insignificant because it was again well below the total economists had projected and failed to equal immigration plus natural population increase. Wall Street analysts had anticipated 180,000 jobs.

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