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The Labor-Market Skills of Foreign-born Workers in the United States, 2007–2017


Abstract: Various measures of the labor-market skills of foreign-born workers have improved during the past decade. The largest gains are concentrated among immigrants from Mexico, who traditionally have shown the lowest skill levels among foreign-born workers. The data suggest that the apparent increase in skills is the result of a shift in the distribution of immigrants coming to the United States, with increased immigration of workers from Asia and a precipitous decline in immigration of workers from Mexico.

https://doi.org/10.26509/frbc-ec-202010

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Part of Series: Economic Commentary

Volume: 2020

Issue: 10

Pages: 7