19.8% of U.S. Workforce Was Foreign-Born in June

By Rudy Takala | July 2, 2015 | 9:15am EDT
A help wanted sign is posted at a tractor dealership in Ashland, Va., Tuesday, June 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

(CNSNews.com) – The unemployment rate for foreign-born workers in the United States increased slightly in June, according to data released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

BLS counted a total of 24,816,000 foreign-born workers in June, 282,000 fewer than last month’s total. The unemployment rate for the group increased from 4.7 percent to 4.9 percent.

Native-born workers who were employed increased from 124,251,900 to 124,830,000, bringing the overall unemployment rate down slightly from 5.5 to 5.3 percent.

As a proportion, foreign-born workers constituted 19.8 percent of those who were working. However, the BLS notes, while the data likely includes some foreign-born workers who are in the country illegally, it does not include the full number.

“It is likely that both surveys include at least some undocumented immigrants,” the BLS explains.

The report also notes, the data is not “designed to identify the legal status of workers. Therefore, it is not possible to determine how many are counted” in its report. 

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