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Can immigrants fix the U.S. labor shortage?

Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez

Can immigrants fix the U.S. labor shortage?.

This paper examines the economic impact of labor shortages in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic and estimates how many unfilled jobs may exist by 2030. Higher levels of legal immigration could help ease the shortage of workers and boost the economy, the author writes.