ECONOMICS | PEW Research: Foreign-born workers gained U.S. jobs while native-born lost them


Native-born Americans lost more than a million jobs while foreign-born
workers gained hundreds of thousands of jobs as the country emerged
from a painful recession, according to a new analysis of economic
trends.

In April, May and June this year, compared with the same period last
year, foreign-born workers gained 656,000 jobs, while native-born
workers lost 1.2 million jobs, according to a report issued Friday by
the Pew Hispanic Center.

>> B4DC: ?? A willingness to work harder for a bit less? 40% of American workers have taken pay cuts since January 2010.

>> B4DC: Since 2008, foreign born have held jobs at a higher percentage of the population than the native born.

READ STORY http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/29/AR20101029036…

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  1. Some thoughts from WaPo/PEW:

    “… real wages for foreign born workers fell by about 7 percent, while wages for native-born workers remained flat. Foreign-born workers may also be more mobile – and more desperate.”

    “For the immigrant arriving …in the United States for the first time, there are few constraints on where to go,” he said. “If the job is in L.A. or Dallas or New York, that is where you are going to go. There is also less access to unemployment benefits so there will be more flexibility on what rates you will take, what job you will do and where you will do it.”

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