Even if many American males are still not participating in the market, Americans should applaud the influx of migrants into new occupations throughout the economy, according to a Washington Post writer.
According to Catherine Rampell’s June 2 “Celebrate” column, “the proportion of males of prime working age still has not reached its peak from February 2020 and is much lower than previous highs.”
Rampell said that immigrants and women are moving into new occupations, adding, “Let’s applaud the underdogs contributing to supercharge the economy of our country.”
In his essay, Rampell praises President Joe Biden’s massive immigration, which has allowed around 4 million people to cross the southern border illegally. Along with the nearly 1 million legal immigrants who typically arrive at airports and the rapidly increasing number of legal and unauthorized white-collar visa employees.
The influx of Biden contrasts sharply with the enforcement of President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions by Steven Miller. After decades of controlled decline, the percentage of American males in labor started to increase under Trump and Miller, and their earnings increased.
Rampell’s published graph acknowledges that Biden’s economy, which saw an increase in migration, has failed to raise the proportion of males who were employed during Trump’s presidency:
Approximately 6 million jobless American males are not even searching for employment, according to President Joe Biden’s current share of the vote, which is 89.1 percent.
Some people are affluent, others have retired early, and some are just lazy. However, a large portion of the 6 million are not ready for rivalry from younger, healthier, and enthusiastic migrants as well as low-wage labor.
Rampell, however, would rather celebrate the enormous 9.3 percent increase in foreign labor and hail the vast migratory influx as normal.
“Today, legal immigration patterns have mostly returned to normal, and the number of foreign-born employees in the US has more than recovered. The figures on the labor market demonstrate this: For native-born Americans, employment number levels are marginally higher than they were in February 2020, once the pandemic recession started (up net by 0.3%); for employees who are foreign-born, employment has increased by 9.3%.”
Despite the drop in birthrate that has resulted, Rampell nevertheless praised the compelled transfer of more women into the low-wage labor market, writing:
“Some critics, including myself, were concerned that these coronavirus disturbances would cause working women to fall off their previous career paths, perhaps delaying them by a generation or more.”
Female employees seemed to have recovered from covid stronger than ever as a group, rather than having their economic future ruined.