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National Data | Chart | Immigrant Workforce Up—Labor`s GDP Share Down
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Table 1:

U.S.-born versus Immigrant Population

and Labor force Growth, 2000-2005

2000

2005

Increase,

2000-05

% Increase, 2000-05

 

Population (1000s)

            209,699

226,082

16,383

7.8%

 

            183,173

193,525

10,352

5.7%

 

              26,527

32,558

6,031

22.7%

 

 12.7%

14.4%

36.8%

 

 

Labor force (1,000s)

140,863

149,320

8,457

6.0%

 

123,158

127,278

4,120

3.3%

 

17,705

22,042

4,337

24.5%

 

12.6%

14.8%

51.3%

 

 

Employment  (1,000s)

135,208

141,730

6,522

4.8%

 

118,254

120,706

2,454

2.1%

 

16,954

21,022

4,068

24.0%

 

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  Unpublished tables sent to author by BLS economist Abraham Mosisa, (202) 691-6346.

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