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Immigrants in US – Those who came more than 30 years ago were the most likely to speak only English at home Census finds

Those who came to live in the United States more than 30 years ago were the most likely to speak only English at home. The foreign born who have lived in the United States for longer periods were much more likely to speak only English at home than recent entrants to the country (Figure 7). … Continue reading

US – Highly educated immigrants raise native wages

mmigrants to the US are drawn from both ends of the education spectrum. This column looks at the effect of highly educated immigrants – in particular, those with degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics – on total factor productivity growth. The authors find that foreign STEM workers can explain 30% to 60% of US … Continue reading

Immigrants in Canada – Things changed for arrivals in the 2000s: the entry earnings advantage decreased continuously Stat Can finds

A new study shows that the relative earnings advantage that university-educated immigrants have over their less-educated counterparts shortly after their arrival in Canada has narrowed over the last 30 years. However, university-educated immigrants continue to experience stronger earnings growth then their less-educated counterparts, with time spent in Canada and, hence, have higher earnings over the medium-term. This … Continue reading

Immigrants in UK – Countries of origin, level of education, and time since arrival all shaped their employment outcomes report finds

The 2000s saw a significant increase in the foreign-born working-age population in the United Kingdom, in part because of the decision to forgo restrictions on the inflow of workers from the new European Union Member States. Starting in 2004, a large influx of labor from Eastern European countries—especially Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania—transformed the country’s immigrant population and labor market. … Continue reading

The Nordic Countries / Statistics on integration

Nordic Pocket Facts is the result of cooperation between the Nordic countries that began in 2011. It provides a picture of the similarities and differences of labour market integration in the Nordic countries. It also provides a tool for detecting, revealing and preventing barriers to integration such as discrimination Continue reading

Sweden / Roughly 70 percent of the jobs created since 2006 went to immigrants

Roughly 70 percent of the more than 200,000 jobs created in Sweden since 2006 have gone to residents born abroad, new statistics show. Continue reading

UK / One in five skilled jobs filled by immigrants

One in five skilled British jobs are now filled by immigrants s experts warn UK is becoming too reliant on foreign workers Continue reading

Netherlands / There is little difference between the cyclical sensitivity of immigrant unemployment

In absolute terms, the Great Recession affected the unemployment rate of non-Western immigrants more than that of native workers in the Netherlands. However, this merely reflects their generally weak labour-market position – job-finding rates are much lower for non-Western immigrants than they are for natives. There is little difference between the cyclical sensitivity of these … Continue reading

Germany / Immigrants struggle in job market – Arab immigrants most affected

Foreigners have worse chances on the German job market than Germans, the Cologne Institute for Economic Research has found. Worst affected are immigrants from Arabic countries Continue reading

Taiwan / More than 900 new immigrants find jobs via job site

A total of 920 new immigrants in Taiwan have so far found jobs through a job search site designed for them, according to the 1111 Job Bank Continue reading

Canada’s New ‘Census’ / Women lead in post-secondary education and Immigrants more educated than average Canadian

Canada’s New Census on Higher education: Women are continuing to outpace men, while newcomers are arriving in Canada with more post-secondary experience than the average canadian Continue reading

Pro-Europe UK Group / Restrict EU immigrants’ access to benefits

Pro-European business leaders responded on Tuesday to the surge in support for Ukip by proposing to restrict EU immigrants’ access to benefits, including a three-month qualification period for jobseeker’s allowance and removal of child benefit for offspring not living in the UK. The Business for New Europe group admitted there was “a massive credibility gap” … Continue reading

US / Born children of immigrants are substantially better off than immigrants themselves

Second-generation Americans—the 20 million adult U.S.-born children of immigrants—are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. They have higher incomes; more are college graduates and homeowners; and fewer live in poverty. In all of these measures, their … Continue reading

US / Losing the Race for Entrepreneurial Talent ? (Video)

In 2005, immigrant entrepreneurs launched 52% of all startups in Silicon Valley. But today, the number has dropped to 44%, and America is not only losing the opportunity to create new jobs but also losing its competitive edge, argues Vivek Wadhwa in his short, passionately argued book, The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the … Continue reading

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