Foreign-born workers by region

May 11, 2006

On a regional basis, the foreign-born share of the labor force ranged widely in 2005, from about a quarter in the West to 7 percent in the Midwest.

Foreign born as a percent of labor force, by region, 2005
[Chart data—TXT]

In the Northeast and South, the foreign-born share represented 17 and 13 percent of the labor force, respectively.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. Find more information in "Foreign-born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics in 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-640.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Foreign-born workers by region on the Internet at (visited September 21, 2014).


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