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Lack of US Workers Is ‘Bigger Threat’ Than Inflation, Labor Secretary Walsh Says

  • Labor secretary says economy doesn’t have enough workers
  • Walsh says US will need to address immigration reform
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US Labor Sec. Walsh on Jobs Report, Fed, Inflation

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said the US will eventually need to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, calling the lack of available workers to fill jobs a “bigger threat” to the economy than inflation.

“We don’t have enough workers in the United States of America to fill all the job openings that are out there,” Walsh said Tuesday in an interview with MSNBC. “It’s a bigger threat to our economy than inflation is at this point, than a recession, because we need to fill these jobs.”