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December 1992, Vol. 115, No. 12
How do immigrants fare in the U.S. labor market?
Joseph R. Meisenheimer II
Economist, Division of Labor Force Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Recent immigrants earn less and have higher jobless rates than do earlier postwar immigrants and U.S. natives. Educational attainment, English fluency, and the length of time immigrants had lived in the United States are important factors in labor market success. This article presents an analysis of the relationship between these factors and immigrants' experiences in the U.S. labor market.
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