Immigrants and GDP

28 11 2007

According to a study by the Fiscal Policy Institute, immigrants added $229 billion to the New York State economy in 2006 alone. That figure amounted to 22.4 percent of NY state’s Gross Domestic Product.

Hypothetically speaking, this means if those immigrants just in New York state succeeded and became their own country, they would be ranked 30th in the world in terms of their GDP rating. They would be ahead of countries such as Israel, Ireland, South Africa, Argentina, and the United Arab Emirates.

Thats kinda mind blowing.

For a quick look at how your state’s GDP compares to that of other countries, check out this cool map.

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