First generation immigrants are rising to become a new demographic in America, and the Pew Research Center is seeing a rise in the number of people who identify as part of the two categories.
The number of first generation immigrants has grown from 17.7 percent in 2010 to 21.9 percent in 2018, according to a new report from Pew.
It’s not just immigrants who are doing better, either.
The number of second generation immigrants, also known as second generation citizens, has also grown.
According to Pew, the number grew from 6.3 percent to 10.9 per cent over the same time period.
As the country has become more diverse, immigrants are also making more inroads into the workforce.
Pew found that in 2017, the percentage of workers with a college degree rose to 42.7 per cent from 37.9 in 2018.
That represents a jump of about 10 percentage points, but it still falls well short of the level of employment that the first generation had in the early 20th century.
The Pew report does note that the number that has a high school diploma or less in their home country grew from 1.6 percent in 2020 to 2.3 per cent in 2018 and that the percentage with at least a bachelor’s degree increased from 0.9 to 1.5 percent.
These numbers are even more impressive when you look at those who have only a high-school degree, which now makes up more than a quarter of the population.
There are several reasons for this rise in first generation immigration.
In particular, immigration from Mexico has led to a surge in the numbers of first-generation citizens, and this is also driving the growth of the first- and second-generation citizenship percentages.
As a result, Pew notes that the overall share of the workforce in the first and second generation has increased from 29.4 percent in the 2010s to 32.9 and 35.6, respectively.
This increase has also been driven by a spike in immigration from other Latin American countries, such as Chile and Mexico.
This is due to both the economic growth in these countries and the higher wages in these regions.
For these reasons, the United States will likely see a bigger increase in the percentage among first- generation immigrants in the next few years.
But first-gen immigrants are not the only ones seeing an increase in their share of jobs in the labor force.
According for Pew, a rise of 8 percentage points in the share of Americans aged 25 to 54 was also recorded in 2017.
This was followed by an increase of 11 points among those 65 and older.
This rise in workers with at most a high high school degree is the latest sign of the economic recovery that has swept the country.
The job market has gotten better for both workers and employers, and these changes are being felt all over the country, as evidenced by the number and percentage of people with a bachelor degree.