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Table 5 Percentage immigrants in manufacturing: labor force composition surveys, 1993 and 1997

From: Do high-skill immigrants raise productivity? Evidence from Israeli manufacturing firms, 1990-1999

  1993 1997
  All firms
Number of firms with non-missing LFC data 2,254 1,437
Average number of employees 28.53 40.97
Share of firms hiring immigrants 0.692 0.514
Average number of immigrants in firm 4.21 6.20
Median number of immigrants in firm 1 1
Average share of immigrants in firm 0.152 0.155
Average share of immigrants in firms with at least one immigrants 0.218 0.301
  Balanced sample
Number of firms with non-missing LFC data 762 617
Average number of employees 128.11 134.11
Share of firms hiring immigrants 0.933 0.697
Average number of immigrants in firm 26.82 34.04
Median number of immigrants in firm 18 13
Average share of immigrants in firm 0.174 0.170
Average share of immigrants in firms with at least one immigrants 0.186 0.244
  1. Note: Firms in the balanced sample are firms that were present in the sample in 1990, 1993, and 1997.