Jun 01

Tight Labor Market Helps Workers

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, says a tight labor market is good news, despite claims by cheap labor interests.

“The unemployment rate is down,” Krikorian noted, “and employers are howling for more immigration because they say they can’t get enough workers. Their howling should be music to our ears. . . . [A] tight labor market means that our fellow citizens who are the least attractive to employers — and on whose support we collectively spend billions — suddenly become a lot more attractive.

“In other words, a tight labor market is the best social policy. America wins when employers have to exert themselves to recruit and retain workers. The result is higher wages for less-skilled workers and more people drawn into the productive world of work.”

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