Friday, August 23, 2013

Immigrant Gains and Native Losses In the Job Market, 2000 to 2013

I just heard a list of fast food restaurants and department stores that are going to lay people off or cut their hours before the October implementation of Obamacare. It was staggering. No one is hiring full time anymore. Brian sent me this article and it just points out how bad things are already in the job market. This is madness!!

From the Center for Immigration Studies:

While jobs are always being created and lost, and the number of workers rises and falls with the economy, a new analysis of government data shows that all of the net gain in employment over the last 13 years has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal). From the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2013, the number of natives working actually fell by 1.3 million while the overall size of the working-age (16 to 65) native population increased by 16.4 million. Over the same time period, the number of immigrants working (legal and illegal) increased by 5.3 million. In addition to the decline in the number of natives working, there has been a broad decline in the percentage holding a job that began before the 2007 recession.

This article is extremely thorough. It will give you knowledge and ammunition to throw at your elected cockroaches at the town halls that they hopefully will be attending while they are not in DC destroying our lives. No More Immigrants, Legal or Illegal, just say NO!