May 01, 2007
In 2006, a smaller proportion of foreign-born than native-born workers was employed in management, professional, and related occupations, 26.4 versus 36.4 percent.
Foreign-born workers were more likely than their native-born counterparts to be employed in service occupations (22.5 versus 15.4 percent); these included food preparation and serving related occupations and building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations.
More than one in four of all native-born workers were employed in sales and office occupations; the proportion of foreign-born workers in these occupations was 17.9 percent.
Foreign-born workers were more likely than native-born workers to be employed in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations (16.5 versus 10.0 percent), and in production, transportation, and material moving occupations (16.7 versus 11.9 percent).