May 29, 2012

Employment status of the foreign born and native born by age, 2011

Labor force participation rate, unemployment rate, and civilian labor force for the foreign born and the native born, 2011
Characteristic Labor force participation rate Unemployment rate Civilian labor force

Foreign born, 16 years and over

67.0 9.1 24,391,000

16 to 24 years

54.3 14.0 1,971,000

25 to 34 years

76.1 8.7 5,758,000

35 to 44 years

80.6 7.9 6,843,000

45 to 54 years

81.8 9.1 5,799,000

55 to 64 years

66.7 9.2 3,161,000

65 years and over

17.5 8.3 860,000

Native born, 16 years and over

63.6 8.9 129,226,000

16 to 24 years

55.0 17.7 19,026,000

25 to 34 years

82.7 9.6 27,967,000

35 to 44 years

83.3 7.2 25,817,000

45 to 54 years

80.4 6.7 29,560,000

55 to 64 years

63.9 6.3 20,604,000

65 years and over

18.0 6.3 6,252,000

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment status of the foreign born and native born by age, 2011.