US eyeing ways to hire more legal, temporary immigrant workers, says economic adviser

WION Web Team
Washington, DC, USA Published: Jun 01, 2018, 08:12 PM(IST)

US President Donald Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow is interviewed at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., April 6, 2018. Photograph:( Reuters )

The Trump administration is examining ways US industries could hire more immigrant workers on a temporary basis, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday, as data showed the United States unemployment rate at an 18-year low. news agency Reuters reported.

"We are looking at ways to bring temporary immigrants with temporary visas legally into the United States in a number of industries," Kudlow told CNBC in an interview, adding he did not want to say more that would "get ahead of the curve."

Earlier on Friday, Labour Department data showed job growth accelerated in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 per cent, pointing to rapidly tightening labour market conditions that also showed wages rising solidly.

Kudlow said rising US wages could also drive more Americans into the labour market, the report added.

"There are a lot of Americans out there who would love to work if the price is right if the job is right," he told CNBC.

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