Congressional Report Finds Half of All New Jobs are Going to Immigrants

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by Misty Severi


The House Budget Committee released a report Friday that found more than half of all new jobs are going to immigrants, including those in the country illegally.

The report comes after the Labor Department released its jobs report for May, which saw a small decrease in labor participation, which shrank from 62.7% in April to 62.5% in May, and the unemployment rate ticking up slightly from 3.9% in April to 4% in May. Immigrants have filled 840,000 new jobs since November, according to the Washington Times.

The House report also noted that the 4% unemployment rate meant 6.6 million people in the country were unemployed, an increase from the 6.5 million in April. The increase comes despite the country creating 272,000 new jobs in May.

“Reports show that upwards of half the job gains under Biden have come from illegal immigrants, which belies a far weaker economy than Democrats want you to believe,” committee chairman Jodey Arrington said in a statement. “Biden’s illegal immigrant crisis has conveniently served as a ‘two-for’ – shoring up his vote tally and padding his dismal unemployment numbers.”

Democrats celebrated the country’s economy as a whole, and noted 40 months of strong jobs growth.

“Wages are rising, unemployment remains near record lows for the longest stretch in decades, and gains are widespread across sectors,” said Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal, the top Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, per the Washington Times.

House Republicans however slammed the report, and saying certain demographics took a dip in May, including Asian Americans, blacks, and Hispanics, who reported an increase in unemployment.

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Misty Severi is a reporter for Just the News. 







Reprinted with permission from Just the News 

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