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The economy is roaring. Immigration is a key reason. (no paywall)

The Economy is Roaring: Immigration is a key reason.

Momentum in the job market picked up aggressively over the past year — all while Washington is deadlocked on a border deal

By and Washington Post

Immigration has propelled the U.S. job market further than just about anyone expected, helping cement the country’s economic rebound from the pandemic as the most robust in the world.

That momentum picked up aggressively over the past year. About 50 percent of the labor market’s extraordinary recent growth came from foreign-born workers between January 2023 and January 2024, according to an Economic Policy Institute analysis of federal data…

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