- WASHINGTON -- A new
report finds immigrant unemployment (legal and illegal) was higher in the
first quarter of 2009 than at any time since 1994, when immigrants were
first separated out in the monthly data. This represents a change from
the recent past when native-born Americans tended to have higher unemployment
rates. The findings show that immigrants have been harder hit by the recession
than natives. Although data on immigrants is collected, it is generally
not published by the government. This report is one of the few to examine
- The report, entitled, 'Trends in Immigrant and Native
Employment,' is embargoed until Wednesday midnight, for publication on
Thursday, April, 30. Advance copies are available to the media. The study
will be available online at: www.cis.org.
- The report also contains employment data for Arizona,
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North
Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington State.
- The report is coauthored by Dr. Steven Camarota, the
Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies and Karen Jensenius
a Research Demographer at the Center.
- For more information, contact Steven Camarota at (202)
466-8185 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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- The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent
research institute that examines the impact of immigration on the United