Job creation from January 2007 to December 2016
= 3,070,000 Foreign-born workers added / Source: St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) Foreign born workers
+ 2,358,000 Native-born workers added / Source: St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED): Native born workers
= 5,428,000 Total net jobs added to labor force over the past 9 years*
* The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 6,031,000 net jobs were added to the labor force from January 2007 to December 2015 — for a difference of 603,000 more jobs than what FRED shows. (See the table further below.) According to FRED, the U.S. had 712,000 more foreign-born workers added to the labor force over the past 9 years than native-born workers. So even if the difference were added to native-born workers, foreign hires still exceeded native hires.
Source Bureau of Labor Statistics: Net jobs plus or minus in monthly
or lost (in thousands)
= 6,031,000 total net jobs added to labor force from January 2007 to December 2015 (As was mentioned above.)
As an aside: According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), during this time span, we've also averaged over 3 million high school grads each year — and/or college grads, because the majority of high school grads have gone on to college and graduated.
NOTE: For more on this subject, see Virgil's post at Keep America at work