Giovanni Peri interviewed on U.S immigration policy's relation with wages and labor shortage featured in Marketplace

Migration Research Cluster

A report from the U.S. Department of Labor on job opportunities and labor turnover showed that there were more reported job opportunities than unemployed people in May. This suggests that the economy is dealing with a labor shortage, but that raises the question of where these workers will come from when current U.S. immigration policy is reducing the amount of immigrant labor.

Giovanni says "I think that the idea that if we don't get immigrants in then this will push wages up is not really supported by the recent experience in the labor market in the U.S. "

Listen to the full interview here.