Jobs up only for immigrants, +14,000, down 262,000 for ‘native-borns’

Jobs up only for immigrants, +14,000, down 262,000 for ‘native-borns’

For a third month in a row, native-born Americans saw their job numbers tumble while immigrants experience solid gains.

According to the montly Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers just released, “foreign-born” jobs numbers increased by 14,000, while those for “native-born” Americans fell off a cliff, by 262,000.

Over the past three months, the job numbers for native-born have dropped by nearly 1 million, exactly the number of jobs President Obama promised to add when he ran for re-election in 2012.

During that period, jobs for immigrants grew 218,000.

To see the data, click the BLS link then choose “employed” for both foreign and native born citizens and then click “retrieve data.”

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