Recent immigrants and educational attainment
June 22, 2001
Among recent immigrants age 25-34, about 16 percent of workers have a master’s or higher degree, while about 26 percent have not completed high school.
In comparison, U.S.-born workers age 25-34 are less than half as likely to have a master’s or higher degree—about 7 percent attained that level of education. Another 7 percent of U.S.-born workers in this age group have not received a high school diploma.
Recent immigrants are foreign-born persons who entered the United States from 1996 to 2000.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Recent immigrants and educational attainment on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/june/wk3/art05.htm (visited May 01, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
STEM occupations: past, present, and future
A look at employment and wages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics occupations.
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.