November Jobs—Americans Lose Ground As Immigrant Job Displacement Ties Obama-Era Record

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Edwin S. Rubenstein
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7 December 2015
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Our American Future
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Employers added another 211,000 jobs in November, while the pace of hiring in September and October was stronger than previously reported, according to Labor Department. The unemployment rate remained at 5.0%, as labor force growth kept pace with employment growth. This bullish report all but guarantees a December rate hike, as the Fed tries to cool things down.

Are you having fun yet? No, you say? Well, that’s not surprising. For native-born American workers, the disconnect between the MSM headlines and reality may never have been as profound as it is today.

Our reality, of course, is reported in the “Other” employment survey, of households rather than employers. The Household Survey found that 244,000 jobs were created last month—not all that different from the job gain number reported by the Employer Survey. But the Household Survey also gathers data on the nativity of workers, both legal and illegal. And the November results are shocking.

In November:

  • Total employment rose 244,000, up by 0.2%
  • Native-born American employment fell by 163,000, down by 0.1%
  • Immigrant employment rose by 407,000 – up by 1.6%

Thus Immigrant employment grew 16 times faster than native-born American employment in November...