Journal Article

Immigration Shortfall May Be a Headwind for Labor Supply

Abstract: U.S. labor markets are currently experiencing unprecedented labor shortages. Reduced immigration flows in recent years have contributed to these labor supply shortages and tightened labor markets. Industries, occupations, and regions that rely more heavily on foreign workers have been particularly affected.

Keywords: Labor supply; Labor market; Immigration; Foreign-born workers; Immigrants; Pandemic;

JEL Classification: J21; J22; J15;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Part of Series: Economic Bulletin

Publication Date: 2022-05-11

Issue: May 11, 2022

Pages: 4