Occupations and foreign-born workers in 2007
April 02, 2008
Foreign-born workers in 2007 were more likely than their native-born counterparts to be employed in service occupations (22.8 percent versus 15.4 percent); in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations (16.4 versus 9.7 percent), and in production, transportation, and material moving occupations (16.2 versus 11.7 percent).
In contrast, native-born workers were more likely than foreign-born workers to be employed in management, professional, and related occupations 37.0 versus 27.2 percent.
In 2007, about 1 in 4 foreign-born men were employed in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations, while nearly 1 in 3 women were in service occupations. As compared with the foreign born, a larger share of native-born women and men were employed in management, professional, and related occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Occupations and foreign-born workers in 2007 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/mar/wk5/art03.htm (visited April 25, 2017).
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