Friday, October 20, 2017

In Pictures: A Quiet (!) Trump Triumph—Immigrant Workforce Population FALLING

Although I really do believe a picture is worth a thousand words, I rushed Ed Rubenstein‘s report on the September jobs data into pixel with our usual charts on immigrant displacement of American workers and immigrant share of U.S. employment, but just a table of data on the really big news: the fact that the immigrant workforce population had fallen—for the second straight month.

We’ve corrected that now, with help from our heroic anonymous data graphing friend. See above and, for an interactive version, below.


Change in foreign-born workforce population from the same month the prior year.(Age 16 or older; in 1,000s.)

This is a very striking result. There hasn’t been a multi-month exodus on this scale since 2009. (The data series only goes back to 2008). And that was during and after the Great Recession. In contrast, the economy is now expanding.

And it’s also a dramatic change from the last years of the Obama Regime. Then year-over-year increases were running far in excess of the estimated 1 million legal immigrants a year—causing Ed Rubenstein to warn repeatedly that an unreported illegal alien surge was underway.

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