Quote of the moment: Immigration and economic growth


Immigrants’ Contribution to Economic Growth
“The pace of recent U.S. economic growth would have been impossible without immigration. Since 1990, immigrants have contributed to job growth in three main ways: They fill an increasing share of jobs overall, they take jobs in labor-scarce regions, and they fill the types of jobs native workers often shun. The foreign-born make up only 11.3 percent of the U.S. population and 14 percent of the labor force. But amazingly, the flow of foreign-born is so large that immigrants currently account for a larger share of labor force growth than natives (Chart 1).”

Foreign-born share of U.S. Labor Force and Labor Force Growth; Orrenius, Dallas FRB

Foreign-born share of U.S. Labor Force and Labor Force Growth; Orrenius, Dallas FRB

Foreign-born share of U.S. labor force and labor force growth

Pia M. Orrenius, senior economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Southwest Economy, Issue 6, November/December 2003, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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2 Responses to Quote of the moment: Immigration and economic growth

  1. Marco says:

    I dont think this has anything to do with you not being able to get a job. believe it or not, due to the fact that immigrants have “most of the jobs” gives companies a chance to create more, so in a way immigrant workers are creating more jobs rather than taking them away.

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  2. James says:

    I guess this explains why I can’t get a job. Employers don’t hire US citizens any more.

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