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View Poll Results: In March ‘19 is there a labor shortage in the United States?
Yes 8 36.36%
No 14 63.64%
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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In March of 2019 in your view is the US economy currently experiencing a labor shortage? Feel free to make your case once you’ve answered the poll.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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I don't think we are experiencing a shortage of expectant mothers here.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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In March of 2019 in your view is the US economy currently experiencing a labor shortage? Feel free to make your case once you’ve answered the poll.
No, I think the recovery is still ongoing and many who where out of work for years are starting to come back to work. It's going to be awhile.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:12 PM
 
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Yes

Is there really a shortage of workers in the Manufacturing sector
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:21 PM
 
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I don't think we are experiencing a shortage of expectant mothers here.
Well we are in that sense too as birth rates are below replacement levels.


But yeah there's a shortage of both skilled and unskilled labor. We're effectively at full employment.

The 'problem' is more that we don't really have a sizable manufacturing sector anymore that anyone can just walk out of high school into and earn a healthy middle class lifestyle. That's just dead and gone. Replaced with $10-15/hr jobs with no benefits.
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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The trend lately has been been more jobs available than workers.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/05/ther...t-of-work.html
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There are 6.7 million job openings and just 6.4 million available workers to fill them, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
dont fret, its nothing that cant be worsened by something like UBI
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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There is a shortage of rising wages. Millionaires became billionaires. Worker Joe stagnated, at best, or was replaced by working Jose who came here illegally.

Last edited by andywire; 03-20-2019 at 07:55 PM..
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:28 PM
 
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No, labor force participation is still low relative to the late 90s, which arguably was juiced by workfare, and mid-00s. Also there are many labor markets in the US. Some have shortages and sone have surpluses of workers.
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Boston
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until every low paid workers has 2 full time jobs there is no labor shortage.
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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There is a shortage of rising wages. Millionaires became billionaires. Worker Joe stagnated, at best, or was replaced by working Jose who came her illegally.
I bet you read that on Breitbart.
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