Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Breaking: Most New Jobs In U.S. Going To Immigrants

Evidence is accumulating that the majority of job growth in the United States is going to immigrants, both legal and illegal, while the labor force participation for native-born Americans is hitting record lows.

(WND) Florida, for example, is ranked second in the nation in job growth, but from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014, 52 percent of the net increase in employment population has gone to immigrants, even though they accounted for only 33 percent of population growth, according to a report released Wednesday by the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies.

CIS researchers Karen Zeigler and Steven Camarota authored the study, titled “Who Got the Jobs in Florida?”

Zeigler and Camarota found that since the jobs recovery began in 2010, 64 percent of net employment growth among the state’s working-age population has gone to immigrants. Since 2000, the labor force participation rate for Florida natives has dropped.

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche