Posted on June 5, 2015

Rising: 25,098,000 Foreign-Born Workers Employed in U.S.A.

Ali Meyer, CNS News, June 5, 2015

The number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs in the United States increased by 279,000 to 25,098,000 in May, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In January 2009, when President Obama took office, there were 21,375,000 foreign-born workers employed in the United States. Since then, the number has increased by 3,723,000.

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


Just as foreign-born workers increased over the month, so too did native-born workers. There were 124,251,000 native-born workers employed in May, which was up 482,000 from the 123,769,000 employed in April.