Hit hard but bouncing back: the employment of immigrants during the Great Recession and the recovery

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Permanent URL for this page: http://hdl.voced.edu.au/10707/232287.

Author: Enchautegui, Maria E.


During the Great Recession immigrants lost more employment, relative to their initial employment level, than US-born workers. During the recovery immigrants gained more employment than US-born workers. The employment gains of immigrants during the recovery spread among all educational groups except those with no high school diploma. Among US-born workers, only those with Bachelor's degree or more gained employment. By mid-2012, the employment of both immigrants and US-born workers were still below the pre-recession level.

Published abstract.

Subjects: Demographics; Migration; Employment; Research; Statistics; Qualifications; Economics

Keywords: Comparative analysis; Migrants; Unemployment; Educational level

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Urban Institute, 2012

Physical description: 7 p.

Access item:


Series: Urban Institute brief; no. 9, October 2012

This brief is part of the Unemployment and Recovery Project, an Urban Institute initiative to assess unemployment's effect on individuals, families, and communities; gauge government policies' effectiveness; and recommend policy changes to boost job creation, improve workers' job prospects, and support out-of-work Americans.

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 110.447

Show Extra Info
QR Code for http://www.voced.edu.au/content/ngv%3A54031