- Karen Zeigler
Karen Zeigler serves as Demographer for the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, DC-based immigration think tank. The Center produces credible, timely research on key immigration issues, examines the impact of immigration in American society, and educates policymakers and opinion leaders.
Since joining the Center in 2008, Ms. Zeigler has worked on projects producing statistics related to the immigration population, various unemployment measures, educational differences, and other prominent issues.
Ms. Zeigler earned a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University, a Master’s in Justice, Law, and Crime Policy from George Mason University, and earned an MBA from Shippenburg University.
Immigrant Workers in November 2022 Up 1.9 Million Over 2019
No evidence of ‘shortfall’ in immigrant workers
Foreign-Born Population Hits Nearly 48 Million in September 2022
An Increase of 2.9 million since the start of the Biden administration
Topics: Current Numbers
Labor Force Participation Remains Low in All States
Decline among less-educated U.S.-born long predates Covid-19
The Employment Situation of Immigrants and the U.S.-Born in the First Quarter of 2022
Covid-19 exacerbated long-term decline in labor force participation
Foreign-Born Population Hit Record 47 Million in April 2022
Increased two million since January 2021, driven largely by illegal immigration
Immigration Cannot Significantly Reduce Inflation
Estimating how much increasing the supply of workers through immigration might lower consumer prices
Topics: Costs of Immigration
Estimating the Illegal Immigrant Population Using the Current Population Survey
Data shows number fell from 2019 to 2021 but rebounded by more than one million by early 2022
Topics: Current Numbers, Illegal Immigration
The Employment Situation of Immigrants and the U.S.-Born in the Fourth Quarter of 2021
Unemployment and labor force participation among the foreign-born and U.S.-born
Topics: Unemployment Rate Series