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Table 1:

U.S. versus Foreign-born Population, Labor Force, and Employment, 2000-2005

 

2000

2005

Increase,

2000-05

% Increase, 2000-05

Population (1000s)

Total

            209,699

226,082

16,383

7.8%

  US born

            183,173

193,525

10,352

5.7%

  Foreign born

              26,527

32,558

6,031

22.7%

      % of total

 12.7%

14.4%

36.8%

 

Labor force (1,000s)

Total

140,863

149,320

8,457

6.0%

  US born

123,158

127,278

4,120

3.3%

  Foreign born

17,705

22,042

4,337

24.5%

      % of total

12.6%

14.8%

51.3%

 

Employment  (1,000s)

Total

135,208

141,730

6,522

4.8%

  US born

118,254

120,706

2,454

2.1%

  Foreign born

16,954

21,022

4,068

24.0%

      % of total

12.5%

14.8%

82.4%

 

SOURCE: Census Bureau, Current Population Survey.  Unpublished tables sent to author by BLS economist Abraham Mosisa, (202) 691-6346.

 

Table2:

Labor Force Status of High School

Dropout Population 25 Years and Over, 2005

(numbers in thousands)

 

Total

Native born

Foreign born

Population

27,871

18,818

9,053

Labor force

12,680

7,135

5,545

Participation rate

45.5%

37.9%

61.3%

Employed

11,712

6,485

5,227

Employment-population ratio

42.0%

34.5%

57.7%

Unemployed

967

649

318

Unemployment rate

7.6%

9.1%

5.7%

Not in labor force

15,191

11,683

3,508

Note: Numbers are the average of the 12 months of 2005.

SOURCE: Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS).  Unpublished tables sent to

author by BLS economist Abraham Mosisa, (202) 691-6346.

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.