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Immigrants outpacing U.S.-born workers in employment gains

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  • February 25 2013, 11:50am EST

(Bloomberg) — The labor market is healing faster for immigrants than for U.S.-born workers as the growing economy favors those at the low and high ends of the pay scale.

Joblessness among those born outside the United States averaged 8.1% in 2012, down from 9.7% three years earlier, according to Labor Department data released to Bloomberg. In the same period, the rate among those born in the country fell to 8.1% from 9.2%.

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