Job Openings Unexpectedly Climbed in December

The labor market may have ended the year in slightly better shape than thought. The number of job openings climbed in December to 6.6 million, up from 6.5 million in November. Economists had forecast a decline to 6.4 million jobs.

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 9: A holiday tree is shown lit in front of the U.S. Capitol building December 9, 2004 in Washington, DC. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) hosted the official tree lighting ceremony today. The 79-year-old red spruce weighs approximately 92 hundred pounds and is about 67 feet …

Donald Trump Sidelines Immigration Economics in 2020 Campaign

Donald Trump’s populist immigration agenda was central to his 2016 triumph — but he has not focused on the economic impact of immigration in his 2020 reelection bid despite the huge economic damage it is doing to blue-collar and white-collar Americans, say immigration activists.

US President Donald Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida, October 12, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)