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Immigrants Working In America, In Two Graphics

by Lam Thuy Vo
Jun 27, 2012

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The U.S. is still a nation of immigrants: One in six U.S. workers was born somewhere else.

These figures come from the Census Bureau and include people who are here temporarily as students or on special visas; naturalized citizens and other permanent residents; and people who are in the U.S. without legal permission.

The next graphic, taken from the same data set, shows a breakdown of where people work. For example, 1.7 percent of workers born in the U.S. work in agriculture; among African-born workers in this country, 0.5 percent work in agriculture.

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