As millions of Americans remain unemployed, the number of illegal and legal foreign-born workers hits a record high. The H1B Visa workers have been replacing American workers at a record pace. Companies like Disney have been replacing their American workers with foreign workers. The kicker is that the American employees have to train the foreign workers. Talk about adding insult to injury!
The number of foreign-born workers employed in the United States hit a record high in October as the unemployment rate for the demographic dropped to 4.4 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
In October, there were 25,120,000 foreign-born workers who had a job. According to the BLS, a foreign-born person is one who resides in the United States but who was born outside the country. Undocumented immigrants and refugees may be included in the data set, since the BLS does not distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants.
Last month, there were 24,928,000 foreign-born workers employed, which means that the number has increased by 192,000 since then.
There are 3,745,000 more foreign-born workers employed today than when President Obama took office in January 2009.
While the number of employed foreign-born workers is increasing, so is the number of native-born workers. Since July, the number of employed native-born workers has declined every month, but finally rose again in October.
In October, the number of native-born workers increased by 545,000 individuals.
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