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03/10/2017 - Midnight Reads – Immigration Projected to Drive Growth in U.S. Working-Age Population Through at Least 2035

Immigration Projected to Drive Growth in U.S. Working-Age Population Through at Least 2035

– 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.

 

Purple America Has All But Disappeared

– FiveThirtyEight 

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.

 

Opinion: Unions Must Think Differently

– 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.”

 

Why Trump’s $1 Trillion Promise to Deliver Infrastructure Jobs May Not Happen This Year

– 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.