In September Jobs Armageddon, Immigrants Gain, Americans Lose; Displacement Hits All-Time High

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12 October 2022
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...  September’s displacement is too big a story. It means that the Regime Media spin [Unemployment rate falls to 3.5% in September, payrolls rise by 263,000 as job market stays strong, by Jeff Cox, CNBC, October 7, 2022] is no longer a lie: it is a scandal....


  •     Immigrants (legal and illegal) gained 681,000 jobs, a 2.38% gain from August
  •     Native-born Americans lost 477,000 positions, a 0.37% decline from August.
  •     Thus’s immigrant employment index, set at 100.0 in January 2009, rose to 135.5 from 132.4 in July, a 2.34% increase.
  •     VDARE com’s native-born American employment index declined last month, to 107.5 from 107.9 in August, a 0.37% reduction....

Never over the past 15 years has the immigrant working-age population expanded this much, for this long:...

The big picture: Despite the drop-off in jobs added in September, the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%; most economists expected it to hold at 3.7%. The labor force participation rate ticked down slightly, to 62.3% from 62.4%.

Average hourly earnings rose 5.0% year-over-year, in September. In most years that would be a stellar achievement. But with CPI up by 8.3% year-over-year in August (latest available reading), it means real, i.e., inflation adjusted wages are falling sharply....