Jobs Data: Immigrants Winning, Americans Losing

Since late 2007, foreign-born workers have gained nearly 2 million jobs while native-born workers have lost 1.1. million.

The most recent jobs data released Friday continues the trend of net employment growth in the U.S. since the beginning of the recession going to foreign-born workers.

Since the beginning of the recession in December of 2007 — it is believed to have ended in June 2009 — while the native-born population of Americans has experienced a net job loss, the foreign born population has seen net job growth.

New, not seasonally adjusted figures, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics updated on Friday reveal that in December 2007 the number of foreign-born workers was 22,810,000. By last month, February, the number had increased to 24,741,000.

The new data mean that overall, since the start of the recession, foreign-born workers have gained more than 1.9 million jobs.

Meanwhile, in that same time frame, the native-born employed population decreased from 123,524,000 to 122,378,000 in February 2015, for a total employment reduction of more than 1.1 million.

The news is not getting better.  According to the latest Household survey

In February 2015:

  • Total employment rose by 96,000 – up by 0.1%

  • Native-born American employment fell by 14,000—down by 0.01%

  • Foreign-born employment rose by 110,000—up by 0.7%


Remember, these figures don’t include the millions of illegal aliens President Obama was all set to give work permits before his illegal amnesty was put on temporary hold by a federal judge.  Seems like immigrants are doing pretty well, it’s Americans who are already here who are taking the brunt of the economic hit under Obama.