ALL of the net jobs gains in the U.S. since 2000 have gone to immigrants

Since 2000, all of the net jobs added by the U.S. economy have gone to immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to a report being released Friday by the Center for Immigration Studies that challenges prevailing wisdom that the country needs an influx of workers.

Nearly 6 million more people are working in the U.S. now than in 2000, but the number of native-born Americans holding jobs has declined slightly, from 114.8 million to 114.7 million, according to census figures crunched by CIS. Instead, all of that job growth — a total of 5.7 million — has gone to immigrants.

Some of the native-born are unemployed, but a huge number have been chased from the workforce altogether, in part because of competition from immigrants, said Steven A. Camarota, research director for CIS and lead author of the report.

“Some may think that immigrants and natives never compete for jobs. But a majority of workers in virtually every occupation are native-born. Immigrants have made gains across the labor market in lower-, middle- and higher-skilled jobs. Thus the idea that there are jobs Americans don’t do is simply not supported by the data,” Mr. Camarota and co-author Karen Zeigler wrote.

8 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • edgineer says:

    Both party’s have sold out to the greedy business community and are allowing cheap labor to undercut native Americans wages. But Democrats are particularly responsible. Keep voting Democrat suckers.

  • I Seigel says:

    I can tell you first hand that this story is an out and out lie. There are software companies on the west coast that are expanding at a VERY fast rate – 50 to 100 new employees a month for smaller companies – and they are NOT illegal aliens. These are, in the main, white English-speaking, American educated college graduates. Sorry Washington Times, but try reporting on the world outside of Virginia farm country and Maryland MacDonalds.

    1. reggie says:

      How about the simple fact that these il-legals are uneducated, do not speak, or even try to speak English. They’re coming here for the freebies and to drain us dry of every en-title-ment possible.

      1. I Seigel says:

        First of all – are you responding to my comment? It doesn’t sound like it. My comment was about strictly legal employees.

        Second of all – anytime I see the phrase “simple fact”, I know it’s a Kool-Aid drinker talking. Because your “simple fact” is not factual, nor is there anything “simple” about the subject. “They” are coming here not for the freebies and to “drain us dry”, but to escape extreme poverty, corruption and violence in their countries. MOST (but not all) of them want to work – whether it’s picking lettuce or roofing or hundreds of other low-paying jobs. Jobs that American teenagers and unemployed citizens don’t want to do.

        Did you know that one state that depends on illegal immigrant workers is Indiana, home of Mike Pence and the other politicians that say one thing but do something completely opposite? Alabama is another. MANY states and MANY companies rely on illegal immigrants to do the work that Americans don’t want to do. That’s a FACT, but it’s not simple.

  • barbarakelly says:

    It is time for these people to go home.!!!!!!!!!! Let their own GOV. give them jobs, why should we suffer for them.?????????????

  • BOC says:

    Since 2000, huh? It just proves that Big Money talks and politicians on both sides bend over and take the salami with a smile on their face! Unfortunately, the citizens of this country, regardless of their political, ideological beliefs are being forced into the same position ,with the difference being the politicians at least have use of some of those $$ as lubricant.

  • antiliberalcryptonite says:

    You mean illegal aliens, not “immigrants”. Show me one other country on the planet where I can 1. simply walk across the border, and 2. find employment.

  • James says:

    Well and you wonder why they keep coming and coming into our country. Brilliant people leading this country just friggen brilliant.

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