Saturday, September 6, 2014
In August 2014, total employment rose by 16,000 while native-born American employment fell by 643,000
Immigrant employment rose by 659,000 during that period. From January 2009 to August 2014, foreign-born employment rose by 2.945 million while native-born American employment rose by only 1.202 million. In February 2009 – Obama’s first full month in office – 14.9% of all individuals working in the United States were foreign-born, according to that month’s Household employment survey. In August 2014, the immigrant share was a record 16.8%. It is possible that as many as 657,000 native-born Americans may have lost jobs due to immigration. Immigrant employment is growing 3 times faster than native-born American employment.