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Check out EMSI's most recent report from "The Demographic Drought" series:

"Bridging the Gap in our Labor Force."  

Key Takeaways

  • Our working-age population is increasing, but the labor force participation rate is down.
  • The US is witnessing a record number of job openings (11 million at time of publication).
  • Recovering our workforce is not about the employed vs. unemployed; it's about the unengaged.
  • Declining birth rates have led to a greater reliance on foreign-born workforce.
  • Immigration numbers are down for a variety of complex reasons
  • Addressing the labor shortage involves understanding the role of immigration and strategies that will engage people on the sidelines. 
  • Workers can come from only two sources: the population we already have or the population we can gain through immigration. 

March 4, 2022

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