FAST FACT: Immigrant women made up approximately 12 percent of all women in the United States in 2008
December 17, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird
The Migration Policy Institute just published a spotlight on immigrant women. It includes the latest data on labor force participation and socioeconomic status. Here’s a preview:
- The 18.9 million immigrant women in the United States in 2008 made up approximately 12 percent of all women in the country.
- While the majority of immigrant women had a high school degree or higher, they were less likely than immigrant men to have a bachelor's or advanced degree.
- Nearly a third of immigrant female workers in fall 2009 were employed in service occupations
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