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Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.
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The US added over 200,000 jobs a month in 2017, and the unemployment rate ended the year at 4.1 percent, the lowest rate since December 2000. As of December 2017, there were 87 consecutive months of job growth. The 2.1 million jobs added in 2017 were less than the three million added in 2014.
The major puzzle remains slow wage growth in a tight labor market. Some employers say they are not offering higher wages because workers seeking raises do not have the skills needed to justify the wages they want.