The Immigration Policy Center recently released a study entitled The Unemployment and Immigration Disconnect. This study compares immigration and unemployment figures across the United States and concludes that there is no correlation between immigration rates and unemployment figures, and hence that immigration should not be blamed as a cause of unemployment.
A Salt Lake Tribune article reports that Mark Knold, chief economist at the Utah Department of Workforce Services questions whether immigration rates can be fairly compared with unemployment rates. Knold does agree, however, that an immigrant population can serve to lubricate a stalling economy.
Immigration Policy Center
Part I of the report: The Unemployment and Immigration Disconnect I
Part II of the report: The Unemployment and Immigration Disconnect II
To read the Salt Lake Tribune article, click here. (Note: The Tribune article mis-identifies the center as the Center for Immigraiton Policy)