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FactChecking Santorum: All U.S. jobs did not go to immigrants

Rick Santorum touted a shocking statistic to Iowa voters: Of the “6 million net new jobs created in America” since 2000, “all of them” are held by immigrants. That’s not accurate.
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Feb 3, 2015, 1:39 pm
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Ms. Robertson, check YOUR ‘facts’.
Though Mr. Santorum failed to state that he was talking about the working-age population, the facts you have overlooked remain the same:
+ 95 % of all workers are ages 16-65.
+ Among those, 100% of the net employment gains since 2000 went to immigrants (legal and illegal)
+ Including workers over 65, 71 % of net employment gains since 2000 went to immigrants (legal and illegal), just 29 % went to workers born in the U. S.

Feb 3, 2015, 2:42 pm
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This is another fact check for this author. BLS is where it can be checked but this is the info. It is amazing to me the garbage being published that is so misleading. Shame on this author.

Those over 65 are much less likely to have families to support and those over 65 are often working not because they want to, but because their retirement plans have taken such a hit.

It’s worth noting that in a more recent study focused on the period from November 2007 to November 2014, we used only published data from the BLS website. We looked at all employment, even the small share of workers over 65. We found that, since 2007, all net employment growth has gone to immigrants. There were 1.5 million fewer natives 16-plus working in November 2014 than were working in November 2007, but the number of immigrants 16-plus working was up two million. So looking at the 16-plus population based entirely on the tables on the BLS website, net employment was up about half a million since 2007, but all growth went to immigrants.

Once again, we can thank BO and this administration for being such a big help to the middle class. It appears we are NOT better off now than in 2007. But we really don’t need anyone to tell us that if we are getting pay checks and are watching the rising costs of everything. Now Congress and BO want to saddle the middle class with paying for the welfare benefits of this illegal alien horde as well as watch them take jobs from everyone trying to find work that is a legal citizen these days.

Feb 3, 2015, 2:44 pm
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Good fact check.

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