Economic Impact of Immigration by State
From Wallet Hub, Jan 30, 2018
Immigration, and how to handle it, continues to be a contentious topic in the United States in 2018. Recent issues include court battles over the Trump administration’s travel ban on certain countries, along with the possible upcoming end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 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. WalletHub determined which states benefit the most — and least — from immigration using 19 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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- Overall Rank -- 17th
- Total Score – 46.02
- ‘Workforce’ Rank -- 15th
- ‘Socioeconomic Contribution’ Rank – 1st
- ‘Brain Gain & Innovation’ Rank -- 39th
- ‘International Students’ Rank -- 28th