Posted on June 11, 2024

Analysis: 75% of American Job Growth Has Gone to Migrants Since 2019

John Binder, Breitbart, June 11, 2024

The majority of job growth in the United States since 2019 has gone to newly arrived migrants as working-class American men continue to fall out of the labor force, an analysis shows.

The analysis, published by Steven Camarota at the Center for Immigration Studies, shows the extent to which President Joe Biden’s agenda to grow the labor market with mass immigration — rather than enticing Americans on the sidelines back into work — has been largely executed.

Since 2019, before the Chinese coronavirus pandemic shut down the nation’s economy, about 75 percent of all U.S. job growth has gone to newly arrived migrants, both illegal aliens and legal immigrants.

During the same period, fewer than one million Americans have been added to the workforce.

“The government’s household survey shows that there were only 971,000 more U.S.-born Americans employed in May 2024 compared to May 2019 prior to the pandemic, while the number of employed immigrants has increased by 3.2 million,” Camarota writes.

Simultaneously, labor participation for working-class American men has continued to decline.


Likewise, for those American men without a bachelor’s degree, labor participation dropped from 95.8 percent in 1960 to 84.8 percent in 2024. Among prime-age American men across education levels, labor participation has fallen almost eight percentage points in 64 years.