U.S. Latino construction, agriculture and dairy workforce 7/17/17

I’ve been searching for statistics that paint a picture of the labor and economic loss across the U.S. economy caused by President Trump’s immigration plans, bluster, threats . . .

There are none complied in a neat, single pile. So I had to dig them out and put them together for the construction, agriculture and diary industries. My hope is that they come in handy for your discussions.

28 – The percentage of Latinos in the U.S. construction workforce.

13 – The percentage of undocumented workers in the construction industry.

50 – The percentage of drywall installers who are immigrants.

43 – The percentage of roofers who are immigrants.

60 – The percentage of plaster and stucco workers who are immigrants.

53 – The percentage of immigrant construction workers born in Mexico.

10 – 25 – The percentage range of increased labor costs for every immigrant construction workerloss.

26 – The percentage of Latinos in the U.S. agriculture workforce.

75 million – The total amount of losses, in dollars, to the Georgia agriculture industry in the spring of 2011 after Gov. Nathan Deal signed an anti-immigrant law.

13 million – The amount of losses, in dollars, in Florida when farmers left crops to rot in the fields because of an immigrant labor shortage.

13 million – The amount of losses, in dollars, in Santa Barbara County, California, when farmers left strawberry, broccoli, and leafy greens crops to rot in the fields because of an immigrant labor shortage.

51 – The percentage of Latinos in the U.S. dairy industry workforce.

75 – The percentage of the total U.S. milk supply produced by dairies that employ Latino immigrants.

1 in 6 – The number of U.S. dairy farms that would be forced to close due to a complete loss of immigrant labor.

32 billion – The total loss of economic output, in dollars, due to a complete loss of immigrant dairy labor.

Source: Pew Hispanic CenterConstriction DiveCornellMother JonesIndependentFresno Bee,The Western Producer

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