Economic Impact of Immigration by State
Wallet Hub, Jan 29, 2019
Immigration, and how to handle it, continues to be a contentious topic in the United States in 2019. Currently, much of the debate revolves around border security and President Trump’s proposed wall. A partisan disagreement over funding for said wall is a big factor in the partial government shutdown that lasted from the end of 2018 into 2019 – the longest in history. But political differences aside, there’s no question that immigration as a whole affects the economy.
In light of recent developments in U.S. immigration policy, WalletHub compared the economic impact of foreign-born populations on the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Wallet Hub determined which states benefit the most — and least — from immigration using 20 key indicators. Their data set ranges from median household income of foreign-born population to jobs generated by immigrant-owned businesses as a share of total jobs.
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15 -- Overall Rank*
46.49 -- Total Score
14 -- ‘Workforce’ Rank
2 -- ‘Socioeconomic Contribution’ Rank
39 -- ‘Brain Gain & Innovation’ Rank
28 -- ‘International Students’ Rank
3 – % of Jobs Generated by Immigrant-owned Businesses
5 – Highest Median Household Income of Foreign Born Population