Immigrant EmploymentRoanoke County, Virginia
How many immigrants are in Roanoke County'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. Note: the data in this story is only available for larger counties.
What is the unemployment rate among immigrants in Roanoke County?
The unemployment rate is the percent of unemployed people out of the labor force.