Saturday, May 26, 2007

Working Under the Radar / illegal immigrants as a percentage of total jobs

this is a another reason why the official employment data is not showing the real impact of the slowdown in the economy.....

hier ein weiteres beispiel dafür das die offiziellen daten aus den usa nicht annähernd den wirtschaftlichen verlangsamung anzeigen......

Jeffrey S. Passel, a former Census Bureau demographer who works at the Pew Hispanic Center, estimates that more than 7 million of the 12 million illegal immigrants are employed.
They account for nearly 5 percent of the nation’s civilian labor force, with higher shares in some occupations: 29 percent of roofers, 24 percent of agricultural workers and 25 percent of construction laborers.

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