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July 14, 2017 5:40 AM
Low-Skill Guest Workers Made Average Rate of $12.31 Last Year
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Lifezette:

 

As President Donald Trump’s administration considers whether to admit thousands more low-skill guest workers, new research by a Washington think tank indicates that current visa recipients under the program earn low wages.

What’s more, those foreign workers often hold jobs in areas where the unemployment rate among Americans who potentially could do the work is relatively high.

Using data from the Labor Department, the Center for Immigration Studies found that the median wage nationally for visa holders under the H-2B program was $12.31 a hour last year. The report includes interactive maps.

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