Brief Hit Hard but Bouncing Back: The Employment of Immigrants During the Great Recession and the Recovery
Maria E. Enchautegui
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During the Great Recession immigrants lost more employment, relative to their initial employment level, than U.S.-born workers. During the Recovery immigrants gained more employment than U.S-born workers. The employment gains of immigrants during the recovery spread among all educational groups except those with no high school diploma. Among U.S.-born workers, only those with Bachelor's degree or more gained employment. By mid-2012, the employment of both immigrants and U.S.-born workers were still below the pre-recession level.
Research Areas Education Wealth and financial well-being Immigrants and immigration
Tags Employment and income data Immigrant communities demographics and trends Immigrants and the economy Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center