June 22, 2001
Among recent immigrants age 25-34, about 16 percent of workers have a master’s or higher degree, while about 26 percent have not completed high school.
In comparison, U.S.-born workers age 25-34 are less than half as likely to have a master’s or higher degree—about 7 percent attained that level of education. Another 7 percent of U.S.-born workers in this age group have not received a high school diploma.
Recent immigrants are foreign-born persons who entered the United States from 1996 to 2000.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Recent immigrants and educational attainment on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/june/wk3/art05.htm (visited November 25, 2015).
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