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March 11, 2019

Foreign workers have now outpaced American workers in terms of job growth for at least half a year, new Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data reveals.

In February 2018, foreign-born workers continued to make job growth gains over native-born American workers. Foreign-born workers, for example, saw more than three times as much job growth as native-born Americans last month.

And while native-born Americans did not increase their labor participation rate at all year-to-year, foreign-born workers saw a 1.22 percent increase in their labor participation rate. Likewise, the number of foreign-born workers in the civilian labor force increased more than five times the number of new native-born American workers who are now in the labor force.

In terms of unemployment, native-born Americans have an edge over foreign-born workers. Compared to this time last year, native-born Americans’ unemployment rate has decreased nearly nine percent. Meanwhile, foreign-born workers’ unemployment rate has dropped 7.5 percent.

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This article was posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 at 7:23 am

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