– Pew Research Center
The native-born U.S. workforce began to shrink last year, and the entire projected growth between today and 2035 will be driven by immigration, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center. To get a sense of how an economy with a shrinking workforce performs, look no further than Japan. The size of its workforce peaked in 1998, and it has suffered through six different recessions since, compared to the United States’ two.
President Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was among the narrowest in history, and the country is deeply split on his job performance so far. But if you feel like you hardly know anyone who disagrees with you about Trump, you’re not alone: Chances are the election was a landslide in your backyard. That’s because counties are increasingly super red or super blue, with less and less in between.
– Lima News
George Gresham, president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest health care union in the nation, contends that “those of us in labor must open our arms to a wider swath of American workers, embrace a much broader spectrum of issues, and rethink the movement’s purpose, strategies and vision.”
– The Washington Post
President Trump’s pledge to create a program that funds $1 trillion in new infrastructure programs has kicked off with numerous meetings but few firm decisions, beset by understaffing, bureaucratic challenges and major questions about how to pay for everything.