Post-recession, immigrant workers climb back faster

Released: 
September 02, 2013

Immigrants are recovering from the recession and finding jobs faster than workers born in the United States.

Today is Labor Day, and while workers across the United States are getting back to work post-recession, there's one group of laborers that's surging ahead: immigrants.

Immigrants are recovering from the economic downturn and finding jobs faster than workers born in the United States. Between 2009 and 2011, employment among foreign-born workers rose 5.2 percent, compared with 1.8 percent for U.S.-born workers. Today’s infographic has the full story. Why the stark disparity?