Bureau of Labor Statistics

Educational attainment of foreign-born labor force, 2005

April 24, 2006

In terms of educational attainment, 28 percent of the foreign-born labor force 25 years and over had not completed high school in 2005.

Educational attainment of foreign-born and native-born labor force participants, 25 years and older, 2005
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In comparison, about 7 percent of the native-born labor force had not completed high school.

About equal proportions of both the foreign and native born had a bachelor’s degree and higher (31 and 33 percent, respectively).

These data are from the Current Population Survey. Find more information in "Foreign-born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics in 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-640.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Educational attainment of foreign-born labor force, 2005 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/apr/wk4/art01.htm (visited June 17, 2021).

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