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ERIC Number: ED016091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 4
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LONG-TERM TRENDS IN FOREIGN-WORKER EMPLOYMENT.
DURING THE FIRST SIX YEARS OF THE 1960 DECADE THE NUMBER OF FOREIGN WORKERS OF ALL NATIONALITIES EMPLOYED ON UNITED STATES FARMS HAS BEEN RAPIDLY DECLINING. DURING 1966, EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN CONTRACT WORKERS AVERAGED 5,100 WORKERS, DOWN 97 PERCENT FROM 145,800 IN 1959, THE HIGHEST AVERAGE IN HISTORY. THE SHARPEST DECREASE OCCURRED AFTER THE TERMINATION OF PUBLIC LAW 78, THE MEXICAN-WORKER PROGRAM, AT THE END OF 1964. BETWEEN 1964 AND 1966, AVERAGE EMPLOYMENT OF ALL FOREIGN WORKERS DECLINED 90 PERCENT AND THAT OF MEXICAN WORKERS 98 PERCENT. ANOTHER INDICATION OF THE GREAT DECREASE IN FOREIGN-WORKER USE WAS THE SHARP CUTBACK IN THE NUMBER OF ADMISSIONS. IN 1966, 34 PERCENT FEWER FOREIGN CONTRACT WORKERS WERE ADMITTED FOR EMPLOYMENT ON UNITED STATES FARMS THAN IN 1965, 88 PERCENT FEWER THAN IN 1964, AND 95 PERCENT FEWER THAN IN 1956, THE YEAR WHEN THE NUMBER OF ADMISSIONS WAS HIGHEST. FOUR TABLES ARE INCLUDED, GIVING DETAILED ANNUAL DATA FOR ALL FOREIGN WORKERS, MEXICANS, BRITISH WEST INDIANS, CANADIANS, JAPANESE, AND FILIPINOS. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "FARM LABOR DEVELOPMENTS," JANUARY 1967. (ET)
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