National Data | May Jobs: Immigrants Still Far Ahead Of Americans—And Native-Born Hispanics Grab Most New Jobs

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Edwin S. Rubenstein
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8 June 2013
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Unemployment ticked up to 7.6%, in May, according to the Payroll Survey. The economy created 175,000 jobs about the same average monthly job growth for the past year, but the labor force grew faster than employment. Nevertheless, the labor force participation rate for native-born Americans is lower this May than it was last May—signaling a lack of confidence in job prospects.

Immigrants, meanwhile, outpaced the native-born in jobs, participation rates, and unemployment reduction over the past 12 months. Remember that about 90,000 legal immigrants are admitted to the U.S. every month.

And among the native-born, Hispanics grabbed most of the new jobs...

To put it another way, after four years of President Obama’s economic “recovery,” native-born employment has finally clawed its way back up to the same level it was on his (first) inauguration day. Immigrants are already way ahead... new point: While Hispanics accounted for 15.7% of total U.S. employment in May, the BLS report also shows they received an astounding 86% of the jobs created—273,000 of the 319,000 total.

With immigrant job growth relatively small in May, we can safely conclude they were mainly native-born Hispanics—children or even grandchildren of immigrants. America’s post-1965 immigration disaster is metastasizing, at the expense of the historic America population, both white and black.