With 6 Million Job Openings, Will Critics Still Blame Immigrants For ‘Taking Jobs’ From Americans?
And this brings us to the debate over immigration. “The low unemployment rate, plus employers noting the dearth of available workers, indicates the desperate need for more workers across the skill spectrum,” Madeline Zavodny, a professor of economics at the University of North Florida, told me. “Continued economic growth requires more U.S. natives to enter the U.S. labor market and demonstrates the need for foreign-born workers.”
The main argument made by critics of immigration is that immigrants “take” jobs from Americans. Yet if immigrants harm the job prospects of U.S. workers why has the unemployment rate continued to fall year after year?