Immigrant Employment Grew 38% Faster Than Native-born In Obama’s Last Year

Article author: 
Edwin S. Rubenstein
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Article date: 
7 January 2017
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Our American Future
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Jobs data released Friday for the last full month of the Obama Administration saw immigrant displacement of American workers at its fifth-highest level in absolute terms—leaving intact this 96-month-long powerful if paradoxical trend (blacks are particular victims).

Employers added 156,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate rose modestly, from 4.6% to 4.7%. Of course, even that latter apparent negative is construed by many in the MSM [mainstream media] as a positive, on the theory that it reflects more people looking for jobs—people who had previously been too discouraged to even look for work. [See Job Growth Continues Slow Upward Trend With 156K New Jobs,   by Connor D. Wolf,, January 6, 2017]

But the “other” employment survey, of households rather than employers, reported a gain of only 63,000 jobs in December – less than half the gain reported by employers.

Our analysis indicates that December was one of those rare months in which all the job gains accrued to persons born in the U.S...

Overall, Native-born American workers have lost ground to their foreign-born competitors throughout the Obama years, and this trend accelerated significantly over the previous few months. In fact, the displacement of natives by immigrants, which we measure by the extent by which immigrants have gained jobs at a faster pace than natives since January 2009, hit an Obama-Era high in August 2016...