25,851,000 foreign-born employed while 94,517,000 Americans are without jobs

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8 July 2016
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The number of foreign-born people employed in the United States reached another record high in June, according to new figures released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The BLS reports that last month a record 25,851,000 foreign-born people had jobs in the U.S., an increase of 110,000 people from the previous record high hit in March.

The BLS defines the “foreign-born” as “those residing in the United States who were not U.S. citizens at birth.”

More specifically, the BLS says, “[the foreign-born] were born outside the United States or one of its outlying areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam, to parents neither of whom was a U.S. citizen...

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  • Total Household Survey employment rose by 67,000, up by 0.04%
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  • Immigrant employment rose by 519,000, up by 2.06%

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