No Jobs For Labor Day In Obama's America
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The recent jobs report shows zero jobs created, net in August.  

California, the most immigration-affected state in the country, has record low employment, especially for women.

Black unemployment is staggeringly high. Partly because blacks are less employable on average, partly because of the "shrinking public sector"—Federal, state and local governments all hire a lot of African-Americans, and all American governments are running out of money.

And the US Armed Forces, traditionally considered the employer of last resort, is making harder to get in (higher standards, no waivers for criminal records) or stay in—enlisted personnel are being let go if they're not promoted, owing to a hardening of the "up or out rules."This will have a disparate impact, and tend to make the Armed Forces whiter than they already are.

So, Happy Labor Day! (Assuming you still have a job.)

Many of the people who do have jobs are immigrants, and employers are complaining that they don't have enough immigrants to do their cheap labor jobs.

And meanwhile immigrants are pouring in, a million a year or more legal immigrants, and an unknown number of illegals.

And it seems that no one is talking about an immigration moratorium but us. (And David Frum, believe it or not.) It's hard enough to get Republican candidates to talk about enforcing the law against illegal immigration, and the idea of restricting legal immigration provokes strong negative reactions from neoconservatives.

James Fulford [Email him] is a writer and editor at

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Previous Labor Day Columns

September 2, 2001 - Happy (Fairly Priced) Labor Day!

August 30, 2002 - View from Lodi, CA: A Labor Day Lament

August 31, 2003 - Unhappy Labor (Investor Taxpayer) Day?

September 3, 2003 WSJ Edit Page's Labor Day Revisionism

September 3, 2004 - UnConventional Opinions for Labor Day

September 5, 2004 - Thinking About Jobs On Labor Day

September 2, 2005 - View From Lodi, CA: Labor Day—As the Rich Get Richer….

September 3, 2006 - Labor Day In Cardinal Mahony's Alta California

September 4, 2005 - Labor Day vs. Day Labor

September 4, 2006 Labor Day through the Looking Glass

August 31, 2007 - For Labor Day, Good News From The Lodi, CA. Vineyards— Plenty of Workers (and Machines) For This Year's Grape Harvest

August 31, 2007 Happy Labor Day Teamsters–Here Come Mexican Truckers!

September 1, 2007 Happy Labor Day-AFL-CIO fights to lower US wages!

September 2, 2007 The Fulford File Labor Day Lament: Where Have You Gone, Samuel Gompers, Dennis Kearney, Cesar Chavez, A. Philip Randolph?

August 31, 2008 Labor Day In Mississippi—Job Openings For Americans After Raids

September 6, 2009 Message On Labor Day: Working America Needs An Immigration Moratorium.

September 5, 2010 A Labor Day Dissent—Dysentery and Immigration


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