Foreign-born labor force and educational attainment in 2008
April 03, 2009
In terms of educational attainment, 26.4 percent of the foreign-born labor force 25 years old and over had not completed high school in 2008, compared with 5.8 percent of the native-born labor force.
Similar proportions of foreign-born and native-born persons in the labor force had a bachelor’s or higher degree (31.7 and 34.6 percent, respectively).
Foreign-born workers were less likely than native-born workers to have some college or an associate degree.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Foreign-born labor force and educational attainment in 2008 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/mar/wk5/art05.htm (visited July 23, 2017).
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