All Job Gains Since December 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workers

Tyler Durden's picture

With the Fed on the verge of a full relent and admission of policy error, the Fed's "data (in)dependent" monetary policy once again takes on secondary relevance as we progress into 2016. However, even with the overall job picture far less important, one aspect of the US jobs market is certain to take on an unprecedented importance.

We first laid out what that is last September when we said that "the one chart that matters more than ever, has little to nothing to do with the Fed's monetary policy, but everything to do with the November 2016 presidential elections in which the topic of immigration, both legal and illegal, is shaping up to be the most rancorous, contentious and divisive."

We were talking about the chart showing the cumulative addition of foreign-born and native-born workers added to US payrolls according to the BLS since December 2007, i.e., since the start of the recession/Second Great Depression.

As usually happens, it is precisely this data that gets no mention following any job report. However, with Trump and his anti-immigration campaign continuing to plow on despite the Iowa disappointment, we are confident that the chart shown below will soon be recognizable to economic and political pundits everywhere.

And here is why we are confident this particular data should have been prominently noted by all experts when dissecting today's job report: according to the BLS' Establishment Survey, while 151,000 total workers were added in January, a number which rises to 615,000 if looking at the Household survey, also according to the same Household survey, a whopping 567,000 native-born Americans lost their jobs, far less than the 98,000 foreign-born job losses.


Here is a chart showing native-born non-job gains since the start of the depression:


Alternatively, here are foreign-born worker additions since December 2007:


Putting the two side by side:


And the bottom line: starting with the infamous month when it all started falling apart, December 2007, the US has added just 186,000 native-born workers, offset by 13.5x times more, or 2,518,000, foreign born workers.


If Trump wins New Hampshire and South Carolina, and storms back to the top of the GOP primary polls, expect this chart to become the most important one over the next 10 months.

Source: native-born and foreign-born worker data.

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KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

Trump needs to start worrying about his private jet mechanics.

1000yrdstare's picture

These are the jobs the Mexicans won't do.....

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

"Why didn't I take shop?"

~Johnny Dangerously

Manthong's picture

So shoot ,

I didn’t mind the Mexicans doing the lawn.. but

I am not so sure if I can deal with muslim lawnmowers.

zeronetwork's picture

Before Trump stop foreigners entering USA, foreigner may through him out of USA.

clooney_art's picture

What's with the "Foreign Born Worker" thing ? Ted Cruz, John McCain, Arnold, Jim Carrey, Patrick Stewart...... are all foreign born workers.

Supernova Born's picture

Open your eyes in any tech area in the US.

Costco looks like international day.

And for every H-1B there are a bunch of kids, wife and old parents.

"Citizenship package" for 6-8 with each H-1B.

A deal offered by the tech oligarchs, but paid for by the American middle class taxpayer.

and Fuck Rubio.

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

"What's with the "Foreign Born Worker" thing ? Ted Cruz, John McCain, Arnold, Jim Carrey, Patrick Stewart...... are all foreign born workers."


They work?

Supernova Born's picture

McCain's dad was overseas/Panama on while under orders from the US military.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Overseas military bases are considered US sovereign territory for citizenship purposes. Seems reasonable.

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

Hence, Hawaii... the '50th' (out of 57) states, &, u know, birthplace of the Black Jesus & all.

ThroxxOfVron's picture


"Sun Yat-sen was born on 12 November 1866.[2] His birthplace was the village of CuihengXiangshan County (now Zhongshan City), Guangdong Province.[2] He had a cultural background of Hakka[10] and Cantonese. After finishing primary education, he moved to Honolulu in the Kingdom of Hawaii, where he lived a comfortable life of modest wealth supported by his elder brother Sun Mei. 

.     .     .

According to Lee Yun-ping, chairman of the Chinese historical society, Sun needed a certificate to enter the United States at a time when the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882would have otherwise blocked him.[43] However, on Sun's first attempt to enter the US, he was still arrested.[43] He was later bailed out after 17 days.[43] In March 1904, while residing in KulaMaui, Sun Yat-sen obtained a Certificate of Hawaiian Birth, issued by the Territory of Hawaii, stating that "he was born in the Hawaiian Islands on the 24th day of November, A.D. 1870."[44][45] He renounced it after it served its purpose to circumvent the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.[45] Official files of the United States show that Sun had United States nationality, moved to China with his family at age 4, and returned to Hawaii 10 years later.[46]

.     .     .

Sun's US citizen Hawaii birth certificate that show he was not born in the ROC, but instead born in the US was on public display at the American Institute in Taiwan on US Independence day 4 July 2011.[94]"

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

Assume two identically trained technology professionals, the only difference is that one of them had to borrow about $100K to pay for their education and the other was fortunate enough to have their higher education paid for (or at least subsidized in the extreme).

The one who borrowed for their education has a significant monthly payment to service their debt -- the other does not.  The cost of the debt service makes it very difficult to compete economically with the individual who does not have the same debt for the same education.

But sadly the dominate narrative around issues like this causes most discussions to get quickly derailed into mindless accusations of racism, xenophobia, nationalism, etc.  

But I guess that approach is a lot easier than doing a little math and thinking about the more subtle aspects of the issue.  

Plus we've seen plenty of proof that many of the finger-pointing accusers are simply addicted to their indignation and righteous attitudes -- they cannot actually help themselves.

sheikurbootie's picture

Learn English first, zero.  THROW, though, threw, through.  I say anyone without proper Visa should be thrown the fuck out.  It's like this in EVERY other county in the world.  Get a fucking legal visa or get the fuck out.  The free shit deal is over.

Mr. Universe's picture

Don't worry all the kids learn English and then translate for Mom & Pop. The free shit deal is never over, it is the selling out of the US and will continue until we have cilvil war. This plan was set in motion long ago and is just now coming to fruition. Just in case you were wondering, no, you are not part of the "club".

11b40's picture

Yep, but you need to be 'thorough' if developing a comprehensive list.

thatthingcanfly's picture


Logged in to upvote that grammar correction. Man, I thought I was the only one.

CaptainMoonlight's picture


Before you try to tackle the Donald, try tackling your fucking English.


TRUMP 2016

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

"I am not so sure if I can deal with muslim lawnmowers."



~ Jobe Smith (The Lawnmower Man)

Tall Tom's picture

Well...The San Diego Sheriff's Department, along with the DEA, closed the Marijuana Dispensary just 50 feet away from my front door just 3 days ago. No worries. There is another one about a half mile away. In fact they were pulling in just $10,000/day CASH. Alas...They are no the other dispensary's delight. I guess that they did not make the proper payoffs and bribes to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.  But they were also taking GOLD as payment for the Marijuana, along with cash.


(Yeah. Gold is NOT A CURRENCY...YEAH...RIGHT...It is NEVER USED TO PAY FOR ANYTHING...NO...NEVER...BULLSHIT. And the homeless let me in on that secret when they told me that they could trade their Gold for Pot at the dispensary. But they liked my prices better. Furthermore it was kind of funny when one of the proprietors came over to my stairwell and OFFERED Pot for Silver in trade. I do not smoke the shit.)


But I know that they will just open another one...using the Federal Government's SBA loans to seed the operation....pun intended.


And you'd think that I would be celebrating this but now the new Bar opens in the same building. They were prohibited from doing so as long as the Pot Dispensary was operational. And that opening brings with it an entirely different set of headaches...worse headaches actually. I'd rather deal with Potheads than drunks.


Now you may think that this is off topic...It is not. You see? The CHALDEAN IRAQIS ARE NOT THAT STUPID. They were the people RUNNING THAT DISPENSARY. Ten Thousand Dollars per day, every day, They had a line every single morning waiting for the opening.


Are you turning over $10,000 per day in your business? Does your money grow on their money grew?


That is turning over just one and a half pounds to two pounds of that shit per day. And these guys were small time...and just one of the outlets.


In fact the CHALDEAN IRAQIS, along with the other ARABS from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and various other Middle East Nations, are the owners of most of your fucking LIQUOR STORES as well. How about the Bars? Who holds the Liquor Licenses? Who holds the Taxi Cab Licenses?


Need I mention the Gas Stations? How about the Fast Food joints? The Smoke Shops? Pizza Parlors? Most any small retail establishment?


Need I mention that Financial Support is SUPPORT?












Most likely that Pot has come from the Dispensary Growing Operation from the states where it is now legal....diverted.


Yes I also read you here writing about your Pot use, your BLOW and your HOOKERS.




Financial Support is SUPPORT.




Yes I read your posts here when you write about getting drunk and your ALCOHOL ABUSE.


And just where does that Alcohol come from? Does it come from a Liquor Store? A Bar, perchance?


When you are purchasing that ALCOHOL then you are SUPPORTING IT.


Financial Support is SUPPORT.


But it is not just that...


Everytime you take a are supporting it.


Financial Support is SUPPORT.


When you eat out at one of their fast food are supporting it.


Financial Support is SUPPORT.


Everytime that you fill your car at the local corner Gas are supporting it.


Financial Support is SUPPORT.


We are not just being invaded. We are INVITING THEM IN TO KILL US SLOWLY WITH POISONS.


You want to put a stop to this invasion? A GOOD START MIGHT BE BY STOPPING YOUR SUPPORT.





STOP USING TAXIS YOU LAZY NEW YORK CITY SCUM. Use the fucking Metro Buses, the Subways, or walk.


STOP SMOKING CIGARETTES. (I had best listen to myself on this one.)




I do not believe that you will. You will NOT DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. You all just want to whine and bitch like the little HYPOCRITES that you are.


"Wahhhhhh...They are taking our jobs."


No. They are doing much more than that.  They are killing you off by using your weaknesses against you. And you are not just allowing it...YOU ARE FUCKING ENCOURAGING IT...WITH YOUR WALLET AND YOUR MONEY. YOU ARE NOT JUST PAYING THE GOD DAMNED TAXES. It is much worse than that.


Financial Support is SUPPORT. And you will continue to support it even when it means your own destruction.

True Blue's picture

LOL, marijuana dispensaries...

Marijuana is still a Class I Federal Controlled Substance. Which means whatever state's decide doesn't matter in the least; the Fed has the Supremacy clause, remember? The DEA is just waiting for those bank accounts to get good and fat, then... Asset Forfeiture BIG TIME.

Yay, we're all 'free', high and distracted...

Tall Tom's picture

The Banks refuse to open accounts for the dispensaries.




From my talking to them it seems as if the money is diverted into Precious Metals, legitamized,  PMs sold, and then into Real Estate.


Again the Afghanis run the Gem Markets. The Middle Eastern people are into Gold.


Go into the Jewelry Districts. See who runs those shops. You will find that they are people from the Middle East.

TuPhat's picture

I can't deal with muslim barbers, they cut way to short.

thatthingcanfly's picture

I'm sure the word you were looking for was "too."

doctor10's picture

heck-don't show that to Congress or the White House;  they'll try to drown us alll out so they don't have to listen to their native-born constituents observations about their negligence


OregonGrown's picture

I wouldnt show Trump this link either.......  BREAKING NEWS:  CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE BEING SOLD TO THE CHINESE!

It seems that bathhouse barry officially needs to start paying up!

RopeADope's picture

Is it really newsworthy that some Chinese want to own a laundering facilities?

OregonGrown's picture

No, but i do think it is newsworthy that they were "allowed" to purchase an exchange located in the US, and somehow passed all the regulatory hurdles to do so!  Isnt that interesting, "newsworthy" and/or worrisome to you?  Or are you used to the chinese being your daddy, already?


Expecting to see a ZH article regarding the purchase in 3.............2..............




Given the amount of money that the American population, and Gubbermint, owe to China, I am not surprised. In time, China will own the Brooklyn Bridge, and New York shitty, plus every other city in the land of the slave and home of the indentured into servitude.


Many thanks, Mr. Greenspan, I always wanted to see the USA sold off at firesale prices to China.

OregonGrown's picture

Wow..... someone actually disagreed with that statement.... i thought ZHers were more astute than that!

BLM is going around purchasing land all over the west coast.... totally illegal, yet they do it and get away with it all the time here.  


Some call the illegal land grab by the government, using monies they conjure up out of thin air "COLLATERAL" for the TRILLION of dollars the USA have borrowed from the chinese!

Time for people to wake the fuck up about what is REALLY going on in this country!


The downvotes come from my Donald Trump fanclub and should be dismissed outright.



RaceToTheBottom's picture

Chinese food shack underneath Old Faithfull.

Laugh, it will happen.

GhostOfDiogenes's picture

The jew world order will be run out of offices in shanghai and bejing, not London or Deecee.

yogibear's picture

From selling their toxic hogs (smithfield) to selling toxic financials.

It's all about making the ultra rich making as much as they can with little regard to their native country.

True Blue's picture

Its all about looting as much as they can before, during and after the collapse they manufactured.

Raging Debate's picture

I guess I should be learning Mandarin after all. 

Pumpkin's picture

Oh, vewy nice, how dis ting wok?

GhostOfDiogenes's picture

Okay this post was totally rayciss!

Next time....put trigger warnings okay?!?

Illegal aliens are sub humans too!

buzzsaw99's picture

the maggots prefer to hire immigrints (sic)

True Blue's picture

Well yeah, the Government incentivizes them to do so; why do you think foreigners and illegal aliens are exempt from the ZeroCare employer mandate?

Add to that paying them under the table so you don't have to deal with taxes or withholding, matching their Soc Sec contributions... etc. etc. Or just call them sub-contractors and all you ever have to do is just 1099 'em at the end of the year under whatever fake name they are using.

cynicalskeptic's picture

Ask all the JPM people and others in  banks and Wall Street who are training their replacements in India.   I know a bunch of that's happening to.   Do those workers in India count?


With all that Tarp money why weren't ther conditions to REPATRIATE all the jobs in systems IT support and call centers they already had overeas with a halt to any more offshoring?

Wait until TPP gets in  - that'ss be the death knell for American workers.

Dr. Engali's picture

I though it looked a little dark at Disney.

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture


It's a small world, after all

falak pema's picture

all those hispanic humpers! lol !

How to keep the population down is to throw them out...

But unemployment then moves to 10% !

Choose Mr Trump.

Bring back those iphones to the US...right.

Haha ! If you bring them back the consumer goes bigtime to Chinese tech. or some other offshored brand. With free moving capitalism its that or its tariffs.

Tariffs mean end of USD reserve...

Kyle Bass won't be able to piggy back "carry trade & currency wars" built on USD Fiat print hubris.

True Blue's picture

Oh, you mean actual unemployment drops to under %10. Gotcha. And this is bad how...?