WSJ: Job Openings Exceed Available Workers by Over One Million

The Wall Street Journal reports on Department of Labor data showing over 7.1 million job openings in September, while unemployment fell to a 49 year low of 3.7%, with only 5.96 million active jobseekers.

Perhaps the newly configured Congress, in the next term, will be able to move sensible immigration reforms forward so that the U.S. can welcome more immigrants, not fewer, as other countries competing for global talent are doing.

However, President Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric in advance of the mid-term elections is unfortunately likely to linger and taint the debate well into the next legislative session.