Foreign-born workers and unemployment, 2007
March 27, 2008
The unemployment rate of the foreign born increased from 4.0 percent in 2006 to 4.3 percent in 2007.
Over the year, the jobless rate of the native born held steady at 4.7 percent. The unemployment rate of the foreign born was lower than that of the native born for the third year in a row.
Over the year, the unemployment rate for foreign-born men rose from 3.5 to 4.1 percent, while the rate for foreign-born women was little changed at 4.6 percent.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Foreign-born workers and unemployment, 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/mar/wk4/art04.htm (visited December 18, 2014).
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