The Economy has slowed people from having more children and has slowed immigration to this country…It is unknown if the population will have increased growth as the nation’s economy gets better…
America’s population is growing at its slowest rate in decades, and the sluggish economy is mostly to blame, according to one expert.
The US population grew by just 0.72 percent in the year ended July 1, 2013, the Census Bureau reported Monday. That’s the slowest growth rate since 1937. Population growth has hovered at super-low levels for the past few years, according to William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a nonpartisan research organization. The trend is “troubling,” Frey said, and is due largely to the weak economy.
“This real sharp decline has to do with recession-related issues,” Frey said. “Fewer people come into the country because there aren’t as many jobs, and people are postponing child-bearing.”Share on Facebook