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August 17, 2004, 05:00 AM
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Countries of Origin of New Immigrant

Labor Force, January-April 2004

(20 Countries with Largest Number of Post-2000 Arrivals in U.S. Labor Force )

Country

Number in the New

Immigrant Labor Force

Percent of the New

Immigrant Labor Force

Mexico

1,040,000

35.4%

India

140,000

4.8%

El Salvador

129,000

4.4%

Philippines

104,000

3.5%

China

97,000

3.3%

Guatemala

74,000

2.5%

Brazil

63,000

2.1%

Cuba

51,000

1.7%

Korea

45,000

1.5%

Vietnam

43,000

1.5%

Honduras

42,000

1.4%

Haiti

41,000

1.4%

Canada

39,000

1.3%

Colombia

38,000

1.3%

Japan

37,000

1.3%

Iran

36,000

1.2%

Russia

35,000

1.2%

England

33,000

1.1%

Argentina

29,000

1.0%

 Puerto Rico

28,000

1.0%

Other Countries

791,000

27.0%

Total

2,935,000

100.0%

Source: Andrew Sum et al., "Foreign Immigration and the Labor Force ofthe U.S.: The Contributions of New Foreign Immigration to the Growth of the  Nation`s Labor Force and Its Employed Population, 2000 to 2004," Center  for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University, July 2004.

 

 

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