Foreign-born workers by region, 2007

March 31, 2008

In 2007, foreign-born workers made up 15.7 percent of the U.S. civilian labor force. Their share of the labor force was up from 15.3 percent in 2006.

Foreign born as a percent of labor force, by region, 2007
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By region, the foreign born made up a larger share of the total labor force in the West (24.6 percent) and in the Northeast (18.3 percent) than for the nation as a whole.

In contrast, the shares of the labor force made up by foreign-born workers in the South (13.8 percent) and Midwest (7.5 percent) regions were less than for the nation.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. Find more information in "Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics in 2007," (PDF) (HTML) news release USDL 08-0409.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Foreign-born workers by region, 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/mar/wk5/art01.htm (visited September 20, 2014).

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