The Contributions of New Americans in New Jersey

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New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Aug

The Contributions of New Americans in New Jersey

New American Economy has produced 51 reports on the contributions of new Americans in each of the states and the District of Columbia including the impact of immigrant entrepreneurship on local economies and estimates of the number of jobs that might be created locally from an increase in the availability of employment-based immigrant visas. New Jersey is home to nearly two million foreign-born residents making up 22 percent of the state population. New Jersey immigrants are 65 percent of maids and housekeeping cleaners, 65 percent of taxi drivers and chauffeurs, and 64 percent of software developers. Immigrant-owned businesses generated $3.2 billion in business income in 2014, and the state’s foreign-born households were able to contribute more than one in every four dollars paid by New Jersey residents in state and local tax revenues. (Crystal Ye for The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute)


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New American Economy. (2016). The Contributions of New Americans in New Jersey. New American Economy. Washington: DC. Available at:

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