Trump’s Labor Secretary Targets Occupational Licensing For Reform

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta took on occupational licensing reform Friday, calling for the elimination of unnecessary licenses and the streamlining of those that make sense.

Acosta urged while speaking at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Denver, Colo., that state legislators roll back burdensome occupational licensing requirements that effectively serve as government-created barriers for Americans seeking work.

“In 1950, only about 1 in 20 jobs required a license. Today, more than 1 in 4 Americans need a license to legally perform their work,” Acosta told the crowd of conservative legislators, free market advocates and private sector representatives.

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