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Immigrants come from all over the world to the US, and they are a hugely important part of the US economy. The types of jobs immigrants take varies from place to place.
The American Community Survey is run annually by the Census Bureau and asks about many aspects of American life. We took a look at the interaction between two questions from the survey: a question asking where respondents were born and a question about which occupation the respondent had.
We worked with individual-level responses from 2013, assembled and processed by the Minnesota Population Center's Integrated Public Use Microdata Series program. We found the most commonly held occupation among people who responded that they were born in a country other than the US: