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Immigrants in US labor market

August 4, 2010

CBO isn’t just about preparing budget reports/outlooks of US government. It comes up with some exciting reports once a while on varied topics. It recently released this super report on immigrants in US labor market.   

People born in other countries represent a substantial and growing segment of the U.S. labor force—that is, people with a job or looking for one. In 2009, 24 million members of the labor force—more than one in seven—were foreign born, up from 21 million in 2004. However, the growth of the foreign-born labor force was much slower between 2004 and 2009 than between 1994 and 2004. In that earlier period, the size of the foreign-born labor force grew at an average annual rate of more than 5 percent, whereas from 2004 to 2009, the rate was about 2 percent. As a share of the total, the foreign-born labor force grew from 10.0 percent in 1994 to 14.5 percent in 2004 and to 15.5 percent in 2009.

Read the report for more details. Lots of charts and tables..

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Summarizing financial regulation reforms all over the world

August 4, 2010

Mr. K.R. Vaikuntam sent this excellent FT webpage which neatly summarises the various actions on the financial regulation space.

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August 4, 2010

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