The brief informs the local tax revenue implications of President Donald Trump's Jan. 25, 2017 executive order detailing aggressive efforts to deport undocumented immigrants. We present estimates that Florida metropolitan areas benefit from millions of dollars in local and state tax contributions from undocumented immigrants.
This report shows that strong job creation during the past six years has returned Florida's labor market to the long-run normal rate of unemployment and led a rise in wages and incomes. However, we recommend that the incoming president, Donald J. Trump, increase the federal minimum wage in order to address current low shares of employed-prime-aged workers and high rates of poverty.
The 13th edition of State of Working Florida finds that between 2009 and 2014 the economic polarization of classes in Florida is largely a reflection of an occupational structure offering fewer middle income jobs that facilitate upward mobility. Many working Floridians continue to be perpetually stuck in low-wage occupations and the persistence of traditional forms of economic marginalization, based on race and sex, further complicates the ability of some Floridians to achieve economic mobility.
RISEP is housed at FIU's Labor Center. Our ongoing partnership with CLRS has provided RISEP the opportunity to develop a successful and fruitful student internship program where many of our interns come out of the Labor and Conflict Resolution classes CLRS offers. For more information on the different academic programs and opportunities for both the undergraduate and graduate level visit here
Center for Labor Research and Studies
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