Composition of U.S. workforce by nativity, 1994 and 2017

Nativity U.S.-born Foreign-born
1994 90.35% 9.65
2017 82.91 17.09


Note: The year 1994 is the earliest year for which the Current Population Survey asked respondents if they were born outside the country.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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