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E-Verify, Tight Labor Markets, Wage Increases: That’s Good News

The unemployment rate has fallen to 3.8%, the lowest since 2000, and the black unemployment rate fell to 5.9%, the lowest rate since the government started keeping figures in 1972. That is good news, of course, and even better news is that it may finally spur some wage increases for workers, especially low-income workers.

Good News for U.S. Workers, H-4 Employment Authorization to End

Buried in the newest Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs bulletin is the announcement that the Trump administration plans to end employment authorization for H-1B spouses who hold H-4 visas. 
Work Visa
80,000 Jobs Open Up.


November Bureau of Labor Statistics Report Encouraging, but Automation Advancing

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Robots prepare pizzas quicker than humans.

October BLS, Bad Overall; Wages Terrible

 
Line at the Amazon Job Fair
Thousands line up for Amazon jobs fair, only a few got hired.

Federal Judge Blocks White House Refugee Travel Ban; Hurtful to Marginally Employed U.S Workers?

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WOTC hurts American Workers

Bad Bureau of Labor Statistics September Report---Minus 33,000 Jobs

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Hurricanes Irma, one of three storms blamed for weak September jobs report.

On Labor Day: Remembering Samuel Gompers Warning; ‘Lowest Possible Wage Workers’ will Overwhelm American Job Market

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Defender of American Workers, Gompers’ Memorial in D.C.

Silicon Valley Systematically Shutting Out American Minorities

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Report: In tech, Blacks, Latinos, Women under-employed.

Trump Lets Down Summer Job-Seeking Teens; J Visa Rolls on

Bloomberg News recently ran a story that asked “Why Aren’t American Teenagers Working Anymore?” The story listed a host of valid reasons. Older Americans have crowded teens out of the job market, or since summer pay is too low to make a dent in college tuition, parents are encouraging their children to volunteer to beef up their college resumes. Some students elect to study rather than work.

BLS May Report: Weaker than Anticipated; March, April Revisions Down, Bombshell in Footnotes

As the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, in May, only 138,000 jobs were created, fewer than Wall Street’s estimated 185,000. According to Fox Business News, in a pre-release poll of 100,000 economists, the lowest predicted jobs total was 140,000. Coming in 2,000 jobs lower than the most pessimistic estimate proves how bad the May report is.

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