In our never-ending search for the silver lining, we’ve discovered a positive side to the high unemployment that’s plaguing the nation – illegal aliens are returning to Mexico in record numbers.
The Sacramento Bee has the story:
Mexico’s unemployment rate is now 4.9 percent, compared with 9.4 percent joblessness in the United States.
An estimated 300,000 undocumented immigrants have left California since 2008, though the remaining 2.6 million still make up 7 percent of the population and 9 percent of the labor force, according to the Public Policy Institute of California.
… The best-paid jobs for undocumented migrants are in the building industry, “and because of the severe crisis in the construction business here, their first response has been to move into the service industry,” González Gutiérrez said. “But that has its limits. Then, they move to other areas in the U.S. to find better jobs — or back to Mexico.”
If this trend continues, how long will it be before Americans start sneaking across the border in search of jobs in Mexico?
Source: Sacramento Bee