The H-1B Employment Effect

The Partnership for a New American Economy’s new research brief, “The H-1B Employment Effect,” shows that high-skilled immigrants create jobs for U.S.-born workers in states across the country.

Key findings include:

  • By 2020, 700,000 American jobs will be created by the high-skilled foreign workers awarded H-1B visas between 2010 and 2013.
  • More than 20 states will see more than 5,000 American jobs created by these H-1B workers by 2020.
  • Two of the top ten states – Michigan and Pennsylvania – gaining the most jobs from recent H-1B workers are in the Rust Belt, an area hit particularly hard by the recession.

Download the full brief.

Read the press release.

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