jueves, 16 de mayo de 2013

Mexican immigration to the US

Research by Dr. Daniel Chiquiar of Banco de Mexico, Mexico's central bank, projects that about 260 thousand Mexicans will go to the US annually between 2011 and 2017. The heyday of migration was in the 1990's. It's not coming back.

His research divided the sectors of the US economy into three tiers, based on skill levels. In the 1990's all three skill tiers (low, medium and highly skilled) grew at roughly the same pace. Between 2000 and 2007, employment grew most rapidly for most skilled labor. Between 2007 and 2010, employment of the least skilled was hit hardest.

Mexicans have suffered from those trends. About seven of ten Mexican workers in the US fall in the "least skilled" tier. Only about 13% are in the "most skilled" tier.  

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