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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 335 -- Immigration.

Immigration-

Here's your Thursday Trivia Tidbit, belated:

In 2005, illegal migrants accounted for about 5% of the civilian labor force, or 7.2 million workers out of a labor force of 148 million. Approximately 19% of illegal workers were employed in construction jobs, 15% in production, installation and repair, and 4% in farming. The Pew report also shows that illegal immigrants comprise 24% of all workers in farming, 17% in cleaning, 14% in construction and 12% in food preparation. Within those categories, unauthorized migrants tend to be concentrated in specific jobs: They represent 36% of all insulation workers, 29% of all roofers and drywall installers, and 27% of all butchers and other food-processing workers.

Source: Knowledge@Wharton: "The Immigration Debate: Its Impact on Workers, Wages and Employers."

An interesting read for those interested in toning down the immigration discussion a bit.


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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Immigration.

Posted by Will Franklin · 19 May 2006 09:51 AM

Comments

Thank you for this. Toning down, as you say, is long overdue.
Here's another helpful site.
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2006/05/myths_v_facts_o.html

Posted by: Hootsbuddy at May 20, 2006 07:46 PM