Employment Rates Rose with Immigration

Laramie, WY – A recent study concludes that immigration does not appear to have affected employment rates of U-S-born workers in Wyoming and Montana over the last 15 years.

The report by the Pew Hispanic Center says that Wyoming in fact rose in the state rankings for its U-S-born employment rate from 2000 to 2004. That happened even as the state's immigration population grew sharply.

The study did find that in 23 states there was a correlation between immigration and declining job prospects for people who were born in the U-S.

The study said that in the other 27 states, there was a positive
correlation between growing immigrant populations and increased employment for people born in the U-S.