lvega Wrote:
Feb 14, 2013 3:45 PM
Over the last 50 years, the United States has raised the education level of its adult population dramatically. Whereas in 1960 half of US-born working-age adults had not completed high school, today the figure is just 8 percent. Though the share of low- skilled native-born individuals in the US labor force has fallen, employers continue to require less-educated workers in US agriculture, construction, food processing, building cleaning and maintenance, and other low-end jobs. Immigrants, unauthorized immigrants in particular, have stepped in to provide a ready source of manpower. Unauthorized immigrant workers have been an important source of low-skilled labor supply to the US economy for many decades. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that