Friday, June 20, 2014

Majority of Latino Labor Force Now Born in U.S.

For the first time in nearly two decades, immigrants do not account for the majority of Hispanic workers in the United States. Meanwhile, most of the job gains made by Hispanics during the economic recovery from the Great Recession of 2007-09 have gone to U.S.-born workers, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data.

According to the new Pew Research report, foreign-born immigrants no longer make up the majority of the U.S. Latino labor force. Immigrants, which includes Latinos who have come to this country legally or illegally, made up 49.7 percent of the Latino labor force in 2013, down from 56 percent in 2007. 

For a news report on the study from the New York Times, click here.


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