One-Fifth of U.S. Architects and Engineers Are Immigrants

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February 27, 2017

According to a report from Indeed, which used American Community Survey (ACS) to analyze employment status, occupation, birthplace, and citizenship, 19% of architects and engineers in the U.S. today are immigrants. Twenty-eight percent of the construction workforce is foreign-born. While immigrants do not constitute the majority of workers in any of the broad job sectors, they are the majority in eight specific occupations and account for more than 60% of the workers in three: agricultural product graders and sorters (65%), personal appearance workers (such as manicurists: 62%), and plasterers and stucco masons (61%).

Recent immigrants are more educated than in the past and are more likely to come from Asia than Latin America.