One of the most evident factors shaping the U.S. economy in the past few years is its dynamic immigrant workforce.

According to the survey on immigrant workers helping boost the U.S. labor market on Real Research, an online survey app, 84.94% agree that immigration is boosting the U.S. economy, even though the job market took a downturn.


  • 68.52% are aware that immigrants are mostly employed as skilled workers in physically demanding work environments.
  • An overwhelming 84.94% agree that immigration is boosting the U.S. economy.
  • 71.40% believe that immigrants should receive the same benefits as native workers in the U.S.

Changing U.S. Job Market

The U.S. labor market faces many challenges, including shortages of physically demanding and skilled jobs. Immigrant workers bridge this vast labor gap, clearly demonstrating how immigrants are helping boost the U.S. job market.

It is observed that the immigrant participation rate rose to 66% in April, higher than that of native-born workers. This high participation rate is a direct indicator that immigration is helping the U.S. labor market, as there is constant migration to the U.S. to get employed or actively seek employment.

Fig 1: Stance on how immigrants strengthen the U.S. job market.

Immigration is helping the U.S. labor market, as 68.52% are aware that they are often employed in skilled sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, construction, and technology.

Fig 2: Recognizing the skilled sector requires more immigrants.

As a result, 62.9% of the respondents agreed that unemployment would be reduced soon due to the high demand and supply of skilled immigrant workers.

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Positive Impact on the U.S. Economy

84.94% agree that immigration is helping the U.S. labor market. For instance, at Goodwin Living, a non-profit elderly care facility in northern Virginia, immigrants make up 40% of their workforce. As a result, 29.52% believe this ongoing demand for skilled labor to sustain essential services is ‘somewhat likely’.

Survey respondents understand how immigrants fill critical roles, driving economic growth and supporting vital sectors. Meanwhile, 68.62% of respondents believe that immigrants deserve better pay in the U.S., underscoring the need for supportive immigrant labor laws.

Fig 3: Stance for equal pay for both immigrant and native workers.

As immigration is helping the U.S. labor market, 71.4% of the respondents agree that immigrants should receive the same benefits as native workers. If countries invest in providing training and workshops to immigrants, 69.88% believe that it holds the key to harnessing the full potential of this valuable workforce.

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Survey TitleSurvey on Immigrant Workers Helping Boost the U.S. Labor Market
DurationMay 13 – May 23, 2024
Number of Participants5,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.