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Official U.S. U-6 Unemployment Rates

Groups

All U.S.-born

Hispanic

U.S.-born

Black

U.S.-born

Young adults
(18-29) with
high school only

17.5%

17.1%

16.7%

High school
dropouts
(18-29)

30.8%

26.4%

53.9%

Teens (16-17)

28.3%

35%

44.1%

SOURCE: From Center for Immigration Studies analysis of public-use January-March 2013 Current Population Surveys. The government's U-6 Unemployment Rate counts not only people actively looking for a job who cannot find any kind of work, but it also counts "discouraged workers" who just recently stopped their unsuccessful quest for a job and those wanting a full-time job who have been forced into a part-time position.

Unemployment Rates for All Veterans 

Age                                

Total         

Men              

Women                      

 

 18-24 Years          

 30.2%         

 29.1%         

 36.1%           

 25-34 Years

 12%

 12.4%

 9.2%

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Employment Situation of Veterans- 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ted/2012/ted_20120323.htm

Unemployment Rates for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (Post 9/11)

Age 

Total       

Men      

Women    

18-24 Years           

 

 30.2%          

 29.1%            

 36.1%                        

25-34 Years

 

 13%

 13.4%

 10.6%

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Employment Situation of Veterans- 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ted/2012/ted_20120323.htm

Unemployment Rate for Veterans by Race and Ethnicity 

Race/Service                  

 Post 9/11 Wars              

Total                                      

Black 

 14.3%

 11.2%

Hispanic 

 17%

 9.8%

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Employment Situation of Veterans- 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ted/2012/ted_20120323.htm

  Do Unemployed Americans Deserve Suspension of Most Immigration?

The Americans represented in the above statistics are actively searching for a job and cannot find even a part-time job.

Those unemployed Americans in that table above primarily are looking for jobs in the same non-agricultural occupations where illegal foreign workers are currently employed – manufacturing, service, construction. 

Additionally, most of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants entering the country legally this year under extended-family categories and the visa lottery also will be competing for jobs with these unemployed Americans.

Isn’t the compassionate option to suspend most immigration (at the least,suspend chain-migration and visa lottery immigration) and stop making it more difficult for jobless Americans to find a job?

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