Highly skilled immigrants are losing interest in the United States: LinkedIn data

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According to a new study, the U.S. is quickly losing its appeal to the world’s most talented immigrants. Stanford and the University of Washington researchers have culled a large dataset from LinkedIn and found that the the number of Ph.D.s choosing the U.S. as their home base fell by nearly half (29 percent in 2000 vs. 18 percent in 2012).

 

 

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Skilled professionals leaving China in record numbers

Lee Yangang and his wife, Wang Lu, emigrated to Sydney, Australia, from Beijing.

Chen Kuo, at 30 years old, had what many Chinese dream of: her own apartment and a well-paying job at a multinational corporation. But Ms. Chen, in mid-October, boarded a midnight flight for Australia to begin a new life with no sure prospects.

 

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Future Jobs Will Be Either High or Low Skilled While Middle Income Jobs Shrink

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Health care is expected to be the leading job generator, adding 4 million by 2018.

Whenever companies start hiring freely again, job-seekers with specialized skills and education will have plenty of good opportunities. Others will face a choice: Take a job with low pay — or none at all.  Job creation will likely remain weak for months or even years.

 

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