lvega Wrote:
Feb 14, 2013 3:46 PM
the number of unauthorized immigrants in the US labor force was 8.3 million in 2008, up from 6.3 million in 2003 but down slightly from the 2007 peak of 8.5 million.3 Just as the 2002 to 2007 economic expansion increased employment of unauthorized immigrants, the illegally resident labor force has stalled during the current recession. The vast majority of unauthorized immigrants work in low-skilled occupations, owing both to their immigration status and their low levels of schooling. Fortyseven percent of unauthorized immigrants between 25 and 64 years of age have not completed the equivalent of a US high school education; they account for 20 percent of working-age adults in the United States with less than a high school degree. Unsurprisin