Immigration News Blog
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Sharp decline in median income of non-citizen immigrant householdsSharp decline in median income of non-citizen immigrant households
By Peter Rousmaniere
The Pew Hispanic Center reports that the median income of households headed by non-citizen immigrants fell 7.3% between 2006 and 2007. 45% of these households are headed by an illegal immigrant. Given has about half of these illegal workers are estimated ot be pain in full or part in cash. I am not very confident about these figures. However, the collapse of the residential construction market has probably wiped out a lot of relatively high paying jobs, and demand for illegal labor has probably peaked or declined in all other job sectors.
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