Newcomers Get New Jobs

New York Times columnist Bob Herbert answers the question, “Who’s Getting the New Jobs?” A new study from the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University shows that employment growth over the past few years can be almost entirely attributed to new immigrants to the U.S. According to Herbert:

The study does not mean that native-born workers and long-term immigrants are not finding jobs. … But as the study tallied the gains and losses since the end of 2000, it found that new immigrants acquired as many jobs as the other two groups lost, and then some.

In the words of Neil Diamond, “They’re coming to America. Today.”

Linda Fatherree posted this on July 23, 2004, in News.
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