I keep getting news items about various issues with regard to Sweden's large Muslim immigrant population. I wonder how many of Sweden's unemployed are Swedish natives who happen to be on the lower end of education and skills and who are now seeing their traditional jobs assumed, more frequently, by immigrants willing to work for less?
Does everyone realize that our own unemployment rate, here in the U.S., (1) does not count the unemployed whose unemployment benefits have run out and who no longer are registered somewhere as actively seeking employment; whereas (2) what is counted is the "number of employed" which is based, in part, on payroll data, which includes payrolls that include illegals who have managed to obtain false social security numbers?
If the "employed" illegals were not counted, and if the unemployed who have quit looking were counted, I wonder what would be the actual rate of unemployed American citizens and legal residents.?
We are told that the "real" unemployment rate is below 5%. Here in New Jersey recently a few thousand people (3,000 I think it was) applied for 300 jobs at a new Walmart store. Is there a statistical disconnect between actual unemploment rate and the government stated numbers?
The economy, in the aggragate, may be doing well (the sum of all things). How much of that that is "doing well" is "doing well" for illegal immigrants and how much of their "doing well" is slowing the rate of economic progress of the least skilled and least educated American citizens among us?
We are told that Mexican nationals working illegally in the U.S. sent $20 billion back to Mexico last year. What if there were not 12 million illegals allowed to work here, our real unempoyment rate was 4% and that $20 billion had remained here in the U.S.?