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Monday, May 16, 2005

In the job market, some win, some lose

Boston.com / Business / In the job market, some win, some lose:

Immigrants take jobs Americans don't want. You hear it said all the time.

But a new study by a team of economists at Northeastern University suggests that in today's world, the real story is more complicated.


In 2000, 45 percent of male teenagers held jobs. By last year that number was down to 36 percent. In 2004 only 19 percent of black teenagers were working, down from 29 percent in 2000. Black males and adults with limited education, regardless of race, have also lost ground. Immigration doesn't explain all this change, but it is a key contributor,

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