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U.S. population growth slows to lowest rate in over a century

U.S. population growth slows to lowest rate in over a century
The long-slowing rate of population growth in the U.S. has ebbed to its lowest level since at least the start of the 20th century, according to figures released Tuesday.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> Cuomo calls on N.COVID variant The long-slowing rate of population growth in the U.The American rate of population growth has slowed to a historic crawl.(Brynn Anderson/AP) William Frey, a demographer at the at the Brookings Institution, said the pandemic’s deadly effects have compounded with pandemic-era immigration restrictions, stifling population growth.

Between July 2019 and July 2020 — a stretch that includes the early months of the coronavirus crisis — the American population climbed by just 0.Frey said growth has been slow since the Great Recession, but the new factors piled on to produce the molasses-like pace in the latest estimates.

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