Economy

Immigrants hold billions of dollars in economic power and contribute billions to the the regional economy

As Virginia's economy continues to expand, businesses and firms will require more workers across all skill levels to stay competitive and productive.  As a tight labor market, with some of the lowest levels of unemployment in the country according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics's 2017 annual averages, much of the labor needed to meet Northern Virginia's demand for workers comes form outside the region, U.S born and immigrant alike.

How many
billions of dollars do immigrants contribute to the NOVA GDP?
What is the total household
earnings and tax contributions of NOVA's
immigrants?
 

Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 2017 Estimates (in 2017 Inflation Adjusted Dollars)

Healthcare Coverage, 2013 to 2017 Five-Year Estimates

Key Facts:

  • Nearly 1 out of 4 foreign born persons are uninsured, which is significantly higher than the U.S. born population.  Approximately 1 out of 20 U.S. born are uninsured.

  • The proportion of foreign born with Medicare or Medicaid coverage is less than the U.S. Born.

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