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Economic Impact of Immigration by State

I am on some list that results in my getting many invitations to review books, talk with authors, etc.  Most of them ignore, but sometimes the content of emails I receive are worth sharing.

This morning I receive an email from a company called Wallet Hub, that had some interesting data.

Allow me to share the following:

With President Donald Trump’s immigration-policy reform actions likely to affect state economies, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017's Economic Impact of Immigration by State .

 
In order to determine which states benefit most from immigration, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics, ranging from “median household income of foreign-born population” to “jobs generated by immigrant-owned businesses as a share of total jobs.”

The information showed an interesting pattern.  The states where immigrants had the most impact were:

1.  CA

2.  NJ

3.  NY

4.  MA

5.  DC

6.  CT

7.  DE

8.  WA

9.  IL

10. HA

Now, that is an interesting pattern.  And perhaps the pattern becomes more clear as we look at the states with the least impact  (51 states because of treating DC like a state):

42. MT

43. AL

44. AR

45. TN

46. OK

47. WY

48. IN

49. SD

50. KY

51. MS

Now it should be clear — everyone of the states among the top ten as far as immigrant economic impact voted for Clinton, everyone among the bottom ten voted for Trump. 

But there’s more.

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