Latest Estimate of Illegal Alien Population Exceeds Unemployed

Ali Meyer, CNS News, March 13, 2014

The Pew Research Center’s latest estimate of the number of illegal aliens residing in the United States—11.7 million as of March 2012–was less than the approximately 12.5 million people whom the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated were unemployed in the United States in the average month of 2012.

However, it exceeds the approximately 11.46 million people whom BLS says were unemployed in the average month of 2013.

Pew released its latest report on the “unauthorized immigrant” population on Sept. 23, 2013. Headlined “Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed,” it estimated that the illegal alien population in the United States in March 2012 was 11.7 million.


“Although it appears that the unauthorized immigrant total has begun to grow again, the data are insufficient to say so definitively,” said Pew. “The difference in the size of the unauthorized population from 2010 (11.4 million) to 2012 (11.7 million), or from 2011 (11.5 million) to 2012 is not statistically significant.”


If Pew’s estimate that there were 11.7 million illegal aliens in the United States as of March 2012 is accurate–and if that population has not begun to decline again as Pew estimated it did during 2007-2009 recession—then there would have been more illegal aliens in the United States in 2013 than people who were unemployed.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 11,460,000 Americans unemployed on average in 2013, down from 12,506,000 in 2012. A person is considered to be “unemployed” by BLS if they are in the civilian noninstitutional population (n.b. they are at least 16 years old and not on active duty in the military or in an institution such as a prison, nursing home, or mental hospital) and do not have a job but have actively sought one in the last four weeks.

People in the civilian noninstitutional population who are not employed and have not actively sought a job in the last four weeks are considered by BLS to be “not in the labor force.” In 2013, according to BLS, there was a record-high average of 90,290,000 people not in the labor force in the United States. That was up from 88,310,000 in 2012.

From 2012 to 2013, according to BLS, the average number of unemployed dropped by 1,046,000, but the average number of people not in the labor force increased by 1,980,000.



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  • John Ambrose

    So basically, the country’s being destroyed for nothing.

    • JohnEngelsman

      The Asians will save this country with their work ethic and flashy spending habits.

      • John Ambrose

        There’s never been an ecological, cultural, demographic or economic reason for any of the people who’ve come here as a result of the Immigration Act of 1965. The frontier is long gone, the west’s fully settled.

        • Nancy Thomas

          There is only ONE reason for slamming this country with non-whites, but if I say it the post will be deleted.

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          That’s right. Massive 3rd world immigration is senseless and destructive.

      • Bossman

        We could let them do all the work while we relax on the beach. To some extent that is already happening.

      • So CAL Snowman

        It must be nice going through life stoned out of your mind 24/7.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          He’s got some socialization issues.
          But, heez a nice leetle Yeedish boy.

      • JDInSanD

        When this country and the European ones start to fall apart, Asians will return to Asia. Where will we be safe?

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          Nowhere, that’s where……..until we have enough of being hunted, attacked, exploited, killed by the black, brown and yellow hordes, let alone the counterfeit whites who are leading the charge.

      • Martel

        They will murder 50% of all white Americans due to their awful driving according to a recent study.

      • MBlanc46

        Piss off, you jerk.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          They deleted the Rabbi before I could read it. What did he say? Well, that the censors won’t delete.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      I don’t think the gangsters from Chicago would call 30 million new Mexican demo-rats “nothing”. That should be enough votes to empty all our pockets.

    • The divide-and-conquer strategy of our tiny ruling elite works better when the various other tribes are all at one another’s throats. Historically, that’s the only way the chosenites have felt safe–when everyone else is trying to destroy each other.

    • Xerxes22

      Not for nothing. For revenge and an opportunity to impliment an insane social, economic experiment.which will turn western nations upside down. The proponents of this experiment hope to create a paradise on earth. Instead they will create a hell on earth with miilions if not tens of millions dying when the results of these experiments go horribly wrong.

  • I know an old pink-skinned Viking-American who came to Texas 30 years ago with his GED. The white employers told him flat out they would rather hire a Mexican. So, he’s eked out a living and stayed out of trouble. He could be the poster boy for the effects of illegals on less educated whites. He’s not in the labor force now. Why bother?

    • AndrewInterrupted

      “Why bother”. That is the big factor right there.

      If you know reverse discrimination is so rampant as I do, and you do–why give them the satisfaction of losing your whole afternoon “applying” for a job that you’ll never be considered for? And when you file a DOL or EEOC complaint they laugh in your face.

      That is the crux of this “no longer in the workforce” confusion. It isn’t that the white male demographic is “no longer looking”, it is that the our demo refuses to continue lowering ourselves to the level of the diversity, anti-white jackals.

      That’s why these Statistician turds can’t get their brains wrapped around the numbers. They can’t speak of the elephant in the room—->rampant reverse discrimination.

  • LovelyNordicHeidi

    Apparently all unemployed could be employed to deport all illegal aliens.

    • Sick of it

      Hopefully Golden Dawn runs with that idea in Greece.

  • One of these days, they’ll quit insulting our intelligence with this “11 million” saw being parroted over and over again.

    • Jesse James

      Right, the regularity and monotony of the lies they tell us shows how stupid and powerless they imagine us to be. We have been stuck at that 11 million number for what, 30 years now? We probably have over 11 million just in the old South.

      • Back in 2007, Newt Gingrich of all people estimated 36 million.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          That’s probably why they say 11 million deportations aren’t do-able, because they know the number is much higher.

        • Garrett Brown

          He was spot on.

      • So CAL Snowman

        There are probably 11 million in so cal alone.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          What is your sense of Tim Draper’s secession referendums for 6 California states? Does that have a chance?

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            We couldn’t even get the SFV to secede from LA. Whites must not be allowed to escape taxation.

      • Sick of it

        In my relatively short lifetime I’ve seen the Hispanic population explode in the South. It’s more than a little disturbing.

        • Nancy Thomas

          The nation wrecking is vomit inducing anger provoking FURY.

        • It’s not just the South. They are everywhere. Everywhere!

          What the geniuses who keep insisting that we should let everyone into this country don’t seem to grasp is that there are billions–billions who want that free stuff. Or, even scarier, they do grasp it.

          Either way lies ruin for this once-great nation, and that’s no accident. A parasitic ‘ruling class’ at work.

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          Indeed, and these unwanted and unwelcome invaders more often than not get a utterly cold look from me. They have NO idea of the fury their presences feeds in a growing number of whites. It will find expression in guerilla war, and mass slaughter against both the brown vermin and their enablers.

          • Sick of it

            Low IQ seems to limit one’s capacity to think in the long-term. They don’t realize (or care about) what will become of them in the future due to their foolish behavior in the present.

          • crapps

            Amen to that Zap..
            It’s funny, I write the littlest thing derogatory about race
            and I get the mods kind attention . . . . . how do you do it ..?…

      • Petronius

        Yes, it’s nothing short of amazing how that magic number, 11 million, has been carved in stone.

        It seems decades ago John “comprehensive reform” McCain was talking about amnesty for 11 million. Yet somehow with the passage of time the number of illegals has remained cemented at 11 million.

        It has not increased one iota, not even a smidgen –– notwithstanding years of lax border enforcement by Bush and zero border enforcement by Nerobama.

        And notwithstanding that only 129 of 2,000 miles of border remain controlled.

        Amazing. But hey, who’s counting?

        According to Nerobama immigration is “good for the American people.” So if it’s good for us, we want all the immigrants we can get, right? And not just a piddly 11 million. The more the better. Because it’s “good for the American people.”

  • John K

    If they are legalized, their numbers will at least triple.

    As for the growing number of unemployed, I am not surprised. We have a government that encourages people to be welfare rats.

    • Lee_CPA

      Agreed. I’ve always maintained that if you want to fix the illegal immigration problem, you need to fix the welfare problem. 35 states provide public assistance that in the aggregate, exceed the minimum wage. It’s little wonder some people say “why work when I can make more on welfare?”

  • David Ashton

    “An economy is not a country.”

  • r j p

    The Pew Research Center’s latest estimate of the number of illegal aliens residing in the United States—11.7 million as of March 2012 …..

    Somebody at the Pew Research Center either needs to learn to count, or how to use an adding machine.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      I wonder what criteria they’re using? We’ve got locusts swarms of Columbians and Mexicans pouring into southern New Hampshire. Every fourth car has a ‘…guest of America… in it. How are they counting them?

      • Sick of it

        I saw a massive shift over here in the 2000s. Anyone who grew up around Shreveport knows what I’m talking about. These people weren’t here…then they flooded the area. It’s the very definition of an invasion.

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          It’s the same here in Alabama, I have suddenly seen Muslims from all over the globe, Hispanics of all stripes, Africans and Asians too. It is turning into a salad bowl of ****.

          • Sick of it

            We went from having zero muslims in the area to mosques being built in various places in 10 years.

  • Nancy Thomas

    If they would enforce E-verify it would cut the unemployment rate in half.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    “…In 2013, according to BLS, there was a record-high average of 90,290,000 people not in the labor force in the United States. That was up from 88,310,000 in 2012…”

    This is a typo. The number reported in January/2014 for 2013 was 91.8 million.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    No sign of that phenomenon in New Hampshire, thankfully. The Greaseritos have been sticking to themselves so far. It is everyone’s suspicion that they are playing nice–for now. The white flight has begun. Including me. I will be exiting the state this year.

    • saxonsun

      That’s what we love about NH, my dad’s home-state; it’s so blessedly white. I wonder, however, how long that will last.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        The brown invasion is underway.

  • You can blame mass-media indoctrination for that one.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    The illegals are here to exterminate whites, as well as loot the nation before taking the land for the elites who encouraged them to invade our land to begin with. Of course poor Americans to these unwashed heathens look wealthy, but that will soon end.

    • TXCriollo

      I dont think they want to destroy us who would pay for them and their kids. If amnesty was gonna happen it would have by now, politician’s know america is populated by the idiots. They will say it will happen see one group gets pissed, change their minds and start all over again

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        Forcing us to pay for theirs at the expense of our own will bring about the same result, only more slowly. They really and truly intend to exterminate us the moment they have the numbers and power to do so.

        • Whatever happens
          we have got
          the atom bomb
          and they do not.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            The ones behind this are doing everything they can to ensure that will not be an option. However, I agree that nuclear weapons will be used to thin the ranks of the black and brown hordes though.

        • RACE BAITER

          Calvin has it RIGHT !

      • Sick of it

        Folks from South of the border are more Aztec than European. They think in terms of blood, pain, and death. They think that it’s ok to simply take what you want. Laws are meaningless to them, as are morals.

    • crapps

      Amen to that Zap…..
      It’s funny, I write the littlest thing derogatory about race
      and I get the mods kind attention . . . . . how do you do it ..?

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    If an American city is destroyed by a terror cell smuggling a nuclear weapon into the country, it will be smuggled in by Mexicans with the full knowledge of the Mexican government. A 475 kiloton nuclear bomb atop a modern ICBM and it’s re-entry vehicle weighs about 800 pounds and is about five or six feet long. More than small enough to be smuggled in and transported in a passenger vehicle to the target. Such a weapon could be stolen by or provided to a terror cell who can easily infiltrate into the country from Mexico and kill millions of us because the ruling elite here hate and despise the white population.

    • A nuclear weapon can be made into a 155mm artillery shell, and these weigh less than I do.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        Nuclear artillery shells have been made even smaller than that, and all of them have yields between 100 tons and 15,000 tons of TNT. They could be built small enough for 120mm and 105mm cannons. Not surprised about the law about WMD work, I wouldn’t want citizens helping hostile nations develop WMD’s for use against my own nation either. By the same token, I would not do that kind of work for the U.S. either, knowing what they would do with it. I would much rather in your father’s place work on thing such as liquid fluoride thorium reactors, space exploration or finding ways to clean up environmental disasters. In my city at the Battleship museum is the de-activated casing of a B-61 thermonuclear bomb, one of thousands my Ukrainian and Russian relatives were threatened with during the 1980’s. It was ten times as powerful as Little Boy and yet the actual warhead itself was hardly larger than a big coffee can. Most of the less than five foot long bullet like casing was occupied by a parachute to allow the fighter bomber that drops it to escape the blast.