October Jobs - Immigrants Gain Jobs At 2.5-Times Americans’ Rate

Article author: 
Edwin S. Rubenstein
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Article date: 
11 November 2015
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National News
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After two months of mediocre job growth, American companies finally reported a robust 271,000 rise in payrolls last month. The unemployment rate dropped to 5%, and average hourly earnings bounced up by 0.4%, putting to rest fears that a recession might be in our immediate future. But immigrants [illegal aliens] continue to elbow aside Americans in the job market—right at the point when GOP Speaker Paul Ryan wants to bring in even more.
Further, most workers will need bigger wage and salary increases for some time to make up for lost ground after a long period of wage stagnation. Although wages have grown 2.5% over the past 12 months, at this stage in economic recoveries annual wage growth usually reaches 3% to 4%. Workers haven’t seen those kinds of pay hikes since the end of the Great Recession.
We have long attributed the pay stagnation to the displacement of native-born American workers by immigrants [illegal aliens] willing to work for less. The Household Employment Survey confirms that this insidious trend is still with us in October.
In October:
  • Total employment rose 320,000, up by 0.2%
  • Native-born American employment rose by 198,000, up by 0.2%
  • Foreign-born employment rose by 122,000 – up by 0.5%
Since July:
  • Total employment has risen 280,000, up by 0.2%
  • Native-born American employment has declined by 175,000, down by 0.1%
  • Foreign-born employment rose by 455,000 – up by 1.9%
If these numbers do not look familiar, it is because the Main Stream Media ignore them. The MSM folks focus on the Payroll Employment Survey, which does not collect information on the nativity of workers—perhaps because companies do not ask, and do not want to know. Many feign ignorance on the number of illegal aliens in their employ...