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Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants during Obama’s 4 years

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:53 am
by Brooke
Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job growth there has been over the past three years.

“It’s extraordinary that most of the employment growth in the last four years has gone to the foreign-born, but what’s even more extraordinary is the issue has not even come up during a presidential election that is so focused on jobs,” said Steven A. Camarota, the center’s research director, who wrote the report along with demographer Karen Zeigler.

His numbers are stark: Since the first quarter of 2009, the number of immigrants of working age (16 to 65) who are employed has risen 2 million, from 21.2 million to 23.2 million. During the same time, native-born employment has risen just 1 million, to reach 119.9 million.

It’s a trend years in the making: Immigrants are working more, and native-born Americans are working less.

In 2000, 76 percent of natives aged 18 to 65 were employed, but that dropped steadily to 69 percent this September. By contrast, immigrants started the last decade at 71 percent employment and rose to a peak of 74 percent at the height of the George W. Bush-era economic boom. They since have slid down to 69 percent amid the sluggish economy.
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Re: Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants during Obama’s 4 yea

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:58 am
by Wabash
Could be immigrants are willing to do the work Americans won't. I don't see a whole lot of unemployed folks trying to get jobs working in the fields picking crops.

Re: Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants during Obama’s 4 yea

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:00 pm
by Brooke
How would you know what and when crops are ready to be picked or harvested? Are you in a farming area?

Re: Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants during Obama’s 4 yea

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:05 pm
by Parrotpaul
Like the rest of those who are educated, he took courses in that stuff, Brooke.