Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Changing Face of Massachusetts

A study of the demographics of Massachusetts was conducted by The Center for Labor Market Studies and was made possible by Verizon, Polaroid and the Bank of Ameirca. The summary of their findings are as follows:

1. As of 2004, one in seven Massachusetts residents was born in another country.
2. Over the last 25 years, immigrants in our workforce has nearly doubled.
3. Today, 17% of our workforce are immigrants - up from 9% in 1980
4. Nearly half of all new immigrants hail from Latin America and the Caribbean.
5. Another 23% come from Asia.
6. 1 out of every 5 immigrants entering the state was Brazilian.
7. The growth in the amount of immigrants entering Boston has increased 32% since 1990.
8. The immigrant population in Ma. grew 35% over the course of a decade to 773,000.

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