25,108,000: Record Number of Foreign-Born Hold Jobs in U.S.

Ali Meyer, CNS News, December 8, 2014

The number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs in the United States hit a record high of 25,108,000 in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In its data on foreign-born workers, the BLS does not distinguish between legal immigrants to the United States, who have a legal right to work here, and illegal aliens, who do not.


In November 2007, there were 124,014,000 native-born workers employed in the United States and 23,104,000 foreign-born workers employed in the United States. By November 2014, the number of native-born employed in the United States had dropped to 122,558,000 and the number of foreign-born employed had increased to 25,108,000.

In the seven years from November 2007 to November 2014, the number of native-born workers holding jobs in the United States declined by 1,456,000, and the number of foreign-born workers holding jobs increased by 2,004,000.


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  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS [dot] org) has a talented bunch of number crunchers on the immigration issue. A tidbit relevant to the above report:

    “Government data show that, since 2000, all of the net gain in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job [in the United States] has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal). This is remarkable given that native-born Americans accounted for two-thirds of the growth in the total working-age population.”

    SOURCE: “All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants: Number of U.S.-born not working grew by 17 million,” By Karen Zeigler, Steven A. Camarota June 2014

  • IstvanIN

    All 25 mil should be removed. That effort would put a lot of Americans to work.

  • SentryattheGate

    And a lot of these foreigners here hire only their own kind! They aren’t worried about being politically-correct!

    • none of your business

      All it takes is one Fillipino nurse. Especially if it is a she she gets an affirmative action promotion and she hires only Fillipino nurses.

    • John Smith

      Go to any franchise owned by an Indian, these racists only hire Indians.

  • Yves Vannes

    If you look at the breakdown of native born vs. non native in hiring, native born have actually continued to lose more jobs per month than they have gained. Non native born have gained more than they have lost. Vdare has been tracking this for some months.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      It’s all part of the white displacement strategy of the minority occupation government.

  • If those H-1b folks want to develop medically unsafe blood pressure from working for complete jerks by their early 30’s, they are welcome to it. I, however am done with that. I applied for work at a bookstore and a hardware store this month, but high tech is a great, big “no thanks” in this neck of the woods. My mother gave me a lot of advice about setting things up that so that nobody would ever have the financial leverage on me to keep me in a job I hated, ever again. The last time (2005) a supervisor verbally abused me at work, I quit on the spot and drove home. I don’t need to work. The money is nice, but I am much fonder of peace and quiet, and as a natural-born US citizen, I don’t have to maintain gainful employment in order to stay here. I’ve been off federal probation for eight years, so I don’t even have a PO breathing down my neck for being unemployed. That era in my life is finished.

    I loathed working with Indian H-1b incompetards. They were complete back-biting scoundrels at work, but, but, but they leased their cars and rented their homes. None of them actually “got it”. They’re long-gone too now, and that company is now on “drip-feed” via phase-one SBIRs from DARPA. No chemistry division anymore over there; they’re playing “catch-up” on circuit design.

    I suppose I took my ball and went home.

    • none of your business

      Someone posted a long list of tech companies ruined by indian incompetents. So many of their degrees are outright forgeries or else given out by a combination of bribery and threats.

      • My old bosses hiring Subcontintal incompetatards was more a symptom than the disease itself. I quit, but they fired two other good guys: Joe, who had worked out the anneal schedules for completely experimental materials, and Steve, the CFO, who kept the company in the black.

        • Epiminondas

          Steve probably knew too much…

          • The year after they fired Steve, the company lost money, and so Larry and Carlos paid themselves each a $100,000 bonus. I wasn’t working there by then, but I am quite clever when it comes to finding things out. That’s the way things were working down on Mark Dabling Blvd. I don’t regret my years there, as I got a nice townhouse out of it, but I wish things had continued the way they were until about 1994. Something abruptly changed then, and I still can’t quite put my finger on it. In the early days, I looked forward to going to work each morning, and drove there most evenings to keep track of some of the chemical reactions I was running. Larry smoked back then, and when he’d go outside to burn one, I’d follow him out with a cup of coffee and we’d talk shop. We did more brainstorming in the parking lot than in the conference room.

            I guess they eventually didn’t want that.

    • LHathaway

      “If those H-1b folks want to develop medically unsafe blood pressure from working for complete jerks by their early 30’s, they are welcome to it”

      Affirmative action and ‘tolerance’ initiative, they’re not limited to legal preferences. They extend to social preferences, so women and people of color are more happy on the job.

    • sophiepeaches

      You don’t mean that I am supporting you now, do you?

  • lib1

    The question we should be asking is how many foreign born whites are employed? Would we be so hasty to kick out German, Polish, French, Russian nationals that are working?

    • LHathaway

      Rhetorical question. We’re not kicking anyone out but allowing more in.

  • Epiminondas

    This explains much of the reason why the labor participation rate is so low. Businesses are learning to do without idiots, and they can fire illegals at the drop of a hat. We’re getting the kind of nation we’ve been dreaming of…and most of us are glad to be retired.

  • R L Buds

    Dont worry they are doing the jobs no one else wants to do like: labourers, managers, factory workers, maintenance, welders, fishermen, contruction, engineers, doctors, nurses, technical specialists, the list goes on and on. This way we can concentrate on the important stuff like worshipping the ‘groes playing kids games and getting fat on the couch playing the latest video games or watching the latest episode of “The Walking Dead”.

    No wonder so many people think whites are soft and weak-many of us are.