Foreign-born workers are experiencing a faster rate of employment growth than are native-born workers during the economic recovery. Between 2009 and 2011, foreign-born workers experienced a 5.2% increase in employment, from 21.5 million to 22.6 million. In comparison, native-born workers experienced just a 1.8% increase over this same period.

The difference in employment growth between native-born and foreign-born workers is roughly in line with their population growth. From 2009 to 2011, the native-born, working-age population increased 1.4% and the foreign-born population increased 3.8%. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.