From brawn to brains: how immigration works for America

Abstract: Immigrants help fuel the U.S. economy, representing about one in every six workers. Because of accelerated immigration and slowing U.S. population growth, foreign-born workers accounted for almost half of labor force growth over the past 15 years. Public attention has forcused mainly on the large number of low-skilled immigrant workers, but the number of high-skilled immigrants actually grew faster during the period.

Keywords: Immigrants; Labor supply - United States; Education - Economic aspects; Emigration and immigration;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Part of Series: Annual Report

Pages: 5-17