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US population could shrink for first time on record as immigration enforcement and COVID-19 deaths take their toll

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The population of the United States could shrink for the first time on record due to a combination of COVID-19 deaths, low birth rates, and immigration restrictions, experts told The Wall Street Journal.

Early estimates from demographers show that the US population grew by just 0.35% in the year that ended on July 1, 2021.

Demographers told The Wall Street Journal that they estimate grown could remain nearly flat for this upcoming year as well, or could even shrink for the first the first time.

The US population growth rate has been decreasing since the 2007-08 financial details ⇒

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