Immigrant Flow in the Construction Industry

January 13, 2015

New research from the National Association of Home Builders finds that the immigrant labor flow in construction dropped from 135,000 at the peak of the housing boom in 2005 to just 23,000 in 2011.


The pattern of the immigrant labor flow in the U.S. closely follows the home building business cycle and is highly correlated with the number of new homes under construction, including single-family buildings. The analysis by the NAHB stated that new immigrants adjust quickly to changing economic environments in the U.S.


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