Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.
New numbers out today from the Labor Department show the U.S. added 288,000 jobs in June. It’s the fifth month in a row in which hiring has gone up by over 200,000 — the best hiring streak since the late ’90s, back when Bill Clinton was president.
Long-term unemployment also fell over the last year, with 1.2 million long-term unemployed finding jobs. But there are still over 3 million people who have been unemployed long term, and the number of Americans working or looking for work remains at 30-year lows.
Wages have barely increased as employment grows, and the new jobs in this report are heavily in low-paying sectors like retail.
Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to Bloomberg correspondent Bob Moon about what this means for the U.S., as well as what we can expect in coming months.