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Immigration’s role in the tight U.S. labor market

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In this file photo, immigrants await their turn for green card and citizenship interviews at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Queens office on May 30, 2013 in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. John Moore/Getty Images

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We're about 3.5 million potential jobs short of a full recovery

by Mitchell Hartman May 9, 2022
We’ve now regained more jobs than we lost early in the pandemic in some sectors.

As labor shortage persists, fewer immigrants means fewer workers

by David Brancaccio , Chris Farrell and Erika Soderstrom May 9, 2022
The U.S. had 2 million fewer working-age immigrants at the end of 2021 than it would have had if pre-pandemic trends continued.

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