For more on this theme, see our post What America Does For Work, and see more from our Graphing America series.
The U.S. is still a nation of immigrants: One in six U.S. workers was born somewhere else.
These figures come from the Census Bureau and include people who are here temporarily as students or on special visas; naturalized citizens and other permanent residents; and people who are in the U.S. without legal permission.
The next graphic, taken from the same data set, shows a breakdown of where people work. For example, 1.7 percent of workers born in the U.S. work in agriculture; among African-born workers in this country, 0.5 percent work in agriculture.