Immigrant Employment
Illinois

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How many immigrants are in Illinois's labor force?

Labor force participation is the proportion of the total population that is either employed or actively seeking employment while unemployed. The labor force excludes young children, retired adults, and other people who are not actively looking for work.

Nationally, the foreign-born labor force participation rate is slightly higher than the rate for US-born residents. 


What is the unemployment rate among immigrants in Illinois?

The unemployment rate is the percent of unemployed people out of the labor force.

In what occupations are Illinois's immigrants employed?

About the Data

Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 5-year estimates, Table S0501. The data only includes people 16 years and older.

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