21st December 2012
Mark Krikorian lays out some inconvenient truth.
The Washington Post has run three stories in the last few days on the high unemployment rate among black workers, and only one makes even passing reference to immigrant competition. As context, my colleague Steve Camarota has just published a detailed look at unemployment, breaking out subgroups in a way that BLS doesn’t, and he found that unemployment among native-born black Americans is roughly double that for immigrants. And remember, people are only counted as “unemployed” if they’re actually looking for work, so this isn’t a matter of idleness. (Cato Institute open-borders gadfly Alex Nowrasteh has graced the report with high praise: “This report is not as egregiously and offensively wrong as usual.” Practically an endorsement!)