National Data | Chart | Immigration Policy Costing American Workers $2,600 A Year
October 21, 2003, 05:00 AM
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Estimated Economic Impact of Immigration, 2002

GDP ($Billions)

$10,446.2

Net Gain From Immigration

 

  $ Billions

$20.9

  as a % GDP

0.2%

  Per native-born person

$84

Wage Loss to native-born Workers

 

  $ Billions

$302.9

  as a % GDP

2.9%

  Per native-born worker

$2,578

Gain to Native Capital

 

  $ Billions

$323.9

  as a % GDP

3.1%

Employed workers (millions)

136.5

  Native-born

117.5

  Foreign-born

19.0

  % foreign born

13.9%

Population (millions)

282.6

  Native-born

250.1

  Foreign-born

32.5

  % foreign born

11.5%

 

 

Source: Population, Employment: BLS, Current Population Survey.

Income Gain/Losses: George Borjas as updated by Ed Rubenstein.

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.