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Offline libertybele

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28.4M Foreign-Born Workers in U.S. Have Lower Unemployment Rate Than Native-Born

Foreign-born people in the United States had a lower unemployment rate in 2019 (3.1 percent, down from 3.5 percent in 2018) than native-born Americans (3.8 percent, down from 4.0 percent in 2018), the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.

BLS said in 2019, there were 28.4 million foreign born people in the U.S. labor force, or 17.4 percent of the total (up from 13.3 percent in 2000).

Hispanics accounted for nearly half (47.6 percent) of the foreign-born labor force in 2019, while Asians accounted for one-quarter (25.3 percent).

BLS notes that the "foreign-born" are people living in the United States but who were not born in the U.S. and were not U.S. citizens at birth.

The foreign born include legally-admitted immigrants, refugees, temporary residents such as students and temporary workers, and undocumented immigrants. However, the survey does not separately identify persons in these categories.
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Offline PeteS in CA

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Those present and working under an H-1B visa have specialized skills. So probably a high percentage of those are not being laid off, but working from home, working at their place of employment, or splitting time.
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