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News April 5, 2024

Bloomberg: Worried about the labor market overheating? Relax.

“In remarks Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said that healing supply chains and a jump in immigration helped explain why — at least in the recent past — gro…
Commentary April 5, 2024

Time: Immigration is powering the U.S. economy

"In future years, the vitality of the U.S. population and economy will hinge on immigration policy decisions made now."
News April 3, 2024

The Wall Street Journal: The jobs numbers aren’t adding up. Immigration helps explain why.

"'Lots and lots of people like me, every time they opened the employment report had in the back of their heads that anything above 100,000 is something out of …
News March 27, 2024

The Current Podcast: What a strong economy can and can’t fix

“Across a number of dimensions, the economy is doing quite well ... If we look at which kinds of families are still dealing with a lot of financial anxiety, ev…
News March 24, 2024

Bloomberg: Fed’s Powell ready to support job market, even if it means lingering inflation

“It’s 'about not wanting the unemployment rate to get momentum,’ said former Fed economist Wendy Edelberg, director of the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Pro…
News March 13, 2024

Axios: How immigration is driving U.S. job growth

"New analysis from the Brookings Institution puts some hard numbers on the relationship between the rise in immigration and the labor market — finding an influ…
News March 13, 2024

Reuters: US immigration fillip shifts economy’s trajectory

“In a paper released last week, Brookings economists Wendy Edelberg and Tara Watson reckoned the CBO revisions - which show 3.3 million net immigrants last yea…
News March 8, 2024

The New York Times: U.S. employers add 275,000 jobs in another strong month

"According to an analysis by the Brookings Institution, the influx has approximately doubled the number of jobs that the economy could add per month in 2024 wi…
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