Foreign-born workers and unemployment, 2006
April 26, 2007
The unemployment rate for foreign-born workers fell from 4.6 percent in 2005 to 4.0 percent in 2006.
The jobless rate of the native born also continued to decline in 2006, decreasing from 5.2 to 4.7 percent over the year.
From 2005 to 2006, the unemployment rate for foreign-born men declined from 4.1 to 3.5 percent, and the rate for foreign-born women declined from 5.4 to 4.7 percent. The unemployment rates for native-born men and women also both declined from 2005 to 2006.
The unemployment rate of the foreign born was lower than that of the native born for the second time since the annual data series was first tabulated in 1996.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Foreign-born workers and unemployment, 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/apr/wk4/art04.htm (visited August 03, 2015).
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