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National Data | Chart | Recent Immigrants Dominate The Job Market Even More Than We Thought
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August 10, 2004, 05:00 AM
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Nativity Status of the U.S. Labor Force, 2000 to 2004
(Numbers in thousands)
     

Change, 2000-2004

 

March/April 2000

January-April 2004

Number

Percent

Native Born 119,663 124,512 4,849 4.1%
Foreign born 17,953 21,855 3,902 21.7%
Total 137,616 146,367 8,751 6.4%
% Foreign born 13.0% 14.9%    
         
         

Nativity Status of U.S. Employment, 2000 to 2004

(Numbers in thousands)

     

Change, 2000-2004

 

March/April 2000

January-April 2004

Number

Percent

Native Born

118,087

117,129

-958

-0.8%

Foreign born

18,812

20,524

1,713

9.1%

Post 2000 arrivals

617

2,681

2,064

334.5%

 Pre 2000 arrivals

18,195

17,843

-352

-1.9%

Total

136,898

137,653

755

0.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.