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Study: All Employment Growth In The United States Since 2000 Went To Immigrants

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Unemployment In America

According to a major new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), net employment growth in the United States since 2000 has gone entirely to immigrants, legal and illegal. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CIS scholars Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler found that there were 127,000 fewer working-age natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level.

The rapidity with which immigrants recovered from the Great Recession, as well as the fact that they held a disproportionate share of jobs relative to their share of population growth before the recession, help to explain their findings, the authors report. In addition, native-born Americans and immigrants were affected differently by the recession.

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  • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

    Why does the federal government continue to promote rampant illegal immigration when we have such a horrible unemployment problem in this country?

  • http://www.mindbodygreen.com Kim

    Votes

  • K

    Votes yes. But also immigrants are mostly used to corrupt, repressive governments. So they far better fit into today’s America

  • Digby Green

    We have a similar situation here in New Zealand. Its common knowledge that the reason many native New Zealanders are unemployed is that they won’t pass drug tests, they don’t turn up for work if they do get it and they prefer to live off state assistance and petty crimes (drugs) etc.