Why migrant workers are more likely to be underpaid


A new report from the Grattan Institute reveals recent migrants within the past five years are twice as likely to be underpaid than long-term residents with similar skills in the same jobs.

The report also mentions in 2022, between 5% to 16% of employed recent migrants were paid less than the national minimum wage.

From high-class restaurants in hospitality or in heavy labor jobs in agriculture, these migrants may earn less than $10 an hour.

The Wire’s Toni Pankaluic spoke with Tyler Reysenbach, an Associate at the Grattan Institute to find out more…

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