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Unemployment Rates, Flat Wages Challenge Need for H-2B Visa, Experts Say

As Congress is pushed by the big business lobby and open borders organizations to expand the number of low-skilled, non-farm workers entering the U.S. every year, the national unemployment rate coupled with stagnant wages indicate the harm done by the H-2B visa to American workers, according to experts.

LONE TREE, CO - MARCH 16: Dave Henninger, who works for Terracare in Arapahoe County, work on a landscape project in Lone Tree, March 16, 2015. H2B visas are frozen due to an agency battle, leaving landscapers in a panic. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)

Big Business Lobby Covet Low-Skilled Foreign Workers

The big business lobby, which profits from hiring foreign labor over American workers, is pushing for an expansion of the H-2B foreign guest worker visa. Americans would be laid off from those seasonal jobs in the process.

Hundreds of people line up to attend a job fair on April 18, 2013 at the Holiday Inn in Midtown in New York City. The event was held by National Career Fairs which expected some 700 job seekers would come to meet 20 potential employers. (Photo by

94,517,000 Americans Not in the Labor Force in June

The BLS reports that 94,517,000 Americans were neither employed nor made an effort to find employment — due to discouragement, retirement, schooling or otherwise — during the month of June.

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BLS: More Than Half of U.S. States Lost Jobs In September

More than half of U.S. states experienced job losses last month, according to data released Tuesday by the Labor Department. The Bureau of Labor Statics reported that employment dropped in 27 states. Twenty states and the District of Columbia saw employment increase and three states had employment figures that remained unchanged.

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Labor Dept: 235 Union Pension Funds ‘Endangered’

The Labor Department announced that 235 union multi-employer-multi-employee pension funds are “endangered,” meaning they lack the assets to pay 80 percent of their promised benefits.