July Jobs— “Trump Effect” Back, American Worker Displacement, Immigrant Workforce Growth Both...
By Edwin S. Rubenstein
VDare.com, August 5, 2017
More good news: the foreign-born share of total employment fell slightly in July, to 17.11%, from 17.22% in June.
While welcome, this is not necessarily much to celebrate, as June was a month of record displacement. In fact, the foreign-born share of employment in July 2017 was higher than in any July since we have been tracking this statistic (2009.) In only six months since January 2009 have immigrants held a larger share of jobs than in July. So, while the Trump Effect seems to be taking hold, the Obama Effect—immigrant displacement of American workers increased relentlessly during his term in office—is far from erased.
MSM coverage focused on the fact that jobs are being created at rates that keep unemployment in the low 4 percent range. The difference between the 345,000 employment gain reported by the Household Survey and the 209,000 reported by the more widely-cited survey of employers, may well reflect illegals entering the labor force—employees that employers are loath to acknowledge when surveyed.