Employed foreign-born and native-born persons by occupation, 2010
June 01, 2011
In 2010, foreign-born workers were more likely than native-born workers to be employed in service occupations (25.0 versus 16.4 percent); in production, transportation, and material moving occupations (16.1 versus 10.8 percent); and in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations (13.6 versus 8.6 percent).
Native-born workers were more likely than foreign-born workers to be employed in management, professional, and related occupations (38.9 versus 28.0 percent), and in sales and office occupations (25.3 versus 17.3 percent).
Foreign-born men were more likely than native-born men to be employed in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations; production, transportation, and material moving occupations; and in service occupations. Compared with native-born women, foreign-born women were more likely to be employed in service occupations and in production, transportation, and material moving occupations.
These data are from the Current Population Survey. The foreign born are persons who reside in the United States but who were born outside the country or one of its outlying areas to parents who were not U.S. citizens. The foreign-born population includes legally-admitted immigrants, refugees, temporary residents such as students and temporary workers, and undocumented immigrants. To learn more, see "Foreign-born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics—2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-0763.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employed foreign-born and native-born persons by occupation, 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110601.htm (visited December 04, 2016).
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