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News from EPI Blacks have highest unemployment among foreign-born workers

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, 202-775-8810

Today’s Snapshot looks at unemployment among foreign-born workers. At 12.4%, black immigrants had the highest unemployment rate in 2010. In comparison, the unemployment rate was slightly lower for Hispanic immigrants (11.3%) and significantly lower for white (7.4%) and Asian immigrants (7.3%).