Axios Pro Rata: Immigration’s role in America’s labor shortage
America’s labor shortage crisis has been exacerbated by immigration
restrictions that have reduced the number of both skilled and unskilled
workers, Axios’ Hope King and I report.
Between the lines: Most of the labor scarcity blame has been aimed at
expanded unemployment benefits, hard-to-find child care and low wages.
But there is a fourth leg to the stool.
By the numbers: Immigrant and non-immigrant visas issued during the
year ending October 2020 were down by nearly 5 million, or 54%, from