A study released Thursday by the Migration Policy Institute shows that nearly 1 million immigrants who are in the country without legal permission reside in Los Angeles County. The study of federal census information sheds new light on the national origin, employment and education status of these immigrants across Southern California.
FOR THE RECORD:
Portrait of a population: The California Snapshot graphic in the Jan. 16 California section included a pie chart of the sectors in which immigrants who are in the country without legal permission work in Los Angeles County, but the totals added up to only 67%. The data should have indicated that these are the top five sectors of employment: arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, food services, 18%; professional, scientific, management, administration, waste management, 15%; construction, 13%; manufacturing, 11%; retail trade, 10%. The remaining 33% of workers are in other sectors. —