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Fact of the Week: 7 July 2014

Two Thirds of Foreign-born 55-64 Year Olds Are in the US Labor Force

Among foreign-born 55-64 year olds, the labor force participation rate was 67.2%. For foreign-borns aged 65+, the rate was 18.6%. In comparison, for native-born 55-65 year olds and 65+, the participation rates were 63.9% and 18.7%, respectively, according to a 2014 analysis of Current Population Survey data.
[note: Foreign-born includes legally-admitted immigrants, refugees, temporary residents such as students and temporary workers, and undocumented immigrants.]
Labor force characteristics of foreign-born workers news release (2014). Washington, DC: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from

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