May 03, 2007
In 2006, foreign-born workers made up 15.3 percent of the U.S. civilian labor force, up from 14.8 percent in 2005.
By region, the foreign born comprised 24.0 percent of the total labor force in the West, 17.9 percent in the Northeast, and 13.5 percent in the South. By comparison, only 7.3 percent of the total labor force in the Midwest was foreign born.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Foreign-born workers by region, 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/apr/wk5/art04.htm (visited December 01, 2015).
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.