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Table 1:

The Rise and Rise of the

 

Foreign-born Labor Force, 1990-2003

 

(in thousands)

 

 

Total Civilian

 

 

 

 

 

Labor Force

Native

Foreign Born

% Foreign Born

 

1990

123,473

111,909

11,565

9.4%

 

1995

130,928

116,845

14,083

10.8%

 

1996

134,130

119,697

14,433

10.8%

 

1997

136,068

120,680

15,388

11.3%

 

1998

137,673

121,581

16,092

11.7%

 

1999

139,368

122,851

16,517

11.9%

 

2000

140,863

123,158

17,705

12.6%

 

2001

141,815

123,400

18,415

13.0%

 

2002

144,863

124,584

20,279

14.0%

 

2003

146,510

125,393

21,117

14.4%

 

Increase:

 

 

 

 

 

1990-2003

23,037

13,484

9,552

41.5%

 

1990-1995

7,455

4,936

2,518

33.8%

 

2000-2003

5,647

2,235

3,412

60.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: 1990, 1995: 1990 Census and analysis, as reported by the Migration Policy Institute.

 

http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/four_foreign_born_in_labor_force.pdf

 

1996-2003: Current Population Survey, BLS.(Unpublished tables.)

 

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