Of the jobs “created” under Obama over the past almost four years, two-thirds of them have gone to “immigrants,” or as the article says “to the foreign-born.”
â€œItâ€™s extraordinary that most of the employment growth in the last four years has gone to the foreign-born, but whatâ€™s even more extraordinary is the issue has not even come up during a presidential election that is so focused on jobs,â€ saidÂ Steven A. Camarota, theÂ centerâ€™s research director, who wrote the report along with demographerÂ Karen Zeigler.
His numbers are stark: Since the first quarter of 2009, the number of immigrants of working age (16 to 65) who are employed has risen 2 million, from 21.2 million to 23.2 million. During the same time, native-born employment has risen just 1 million, to reach 119.9 million. Source: Washington Times
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Immigrants have gained hundreds of thousands of jobs since the Great Recession is said to have ended, while U.S.-born workers lost more than a million jobs, according to a study released Friday.
Native-born workers lost 1.2 million jobs in the year following June 2009, when economists say the recession officially ended, reported the Pew Hispanic Center, a division of the Pew Research Center.
In that same period of time, foreign-born workers gained 656,000 jobs, according to the center, which based its analysis on statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Labor.
The study did not specify whether or not the immigrants were authorized to be in the United States. A separate Pew study released earlier this year said 7.8 million immigrants, about a third of the foreign-born labor force, are unauthorized.