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Top Places to Visit While Living in California

Whether you are visiting or living in California, you will discover many incredible things to see and do in America's most populous state. One of the most beautiful places to travel to in California is the Monterey Peninsula, where you can watch the waves crash against the rocks and see deer on the seaside golf courses as you take a scenic drive through Pebble Beach on 17-Mile Drive (be sure to take some nice photos of the iconic Lone Cypress). From Pebble Beach, it is a short drive to the neighboring town of Carmel, where you can visit art galleries, shop, dine at restaurants and relax in the sun at Carmel Beach. In the City of Monterey, be sure to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium which is located on Cannery Row and take a stroll along the Fisherman's Wharf where you will find several seafood restaurants and shops. Depending on what part of California you are in, you can enjoy the thrill rides at one or more of the Golden State's many amusement parks, such as Great America in Santa Clara, Disneyland in Anaheim, Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, Universal Studios in Los Angeles, and Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia. A must-see place to visit in California is Yosemite National Park, where El Capitan and Half Dome rise high above the pine-covered Yosemite Valley as towering waterfalls feed the tranquil Merced River. In San Francisco, you will want to go to Pier 39, Chinatown, North Beach, Alcatraz and drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to the town of Sausalito where you will enjoy an amazing view of the "city by the bay." Not far away, you can visit the Napa Valley wine country and see giant redwoods soar high into the sky. When you are in Los Angeles, the second most populous city in the USA, you will want to see the Chinese Theater and Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios and City Walk, Beverly Hills, the Los Angeles Zoo, and the Santa Monica Pier. Points of interest in San Diego include Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and nearby La Jolla Beach. To read more, click here!

Thirty US Jobs with Rapid Growth and High Salaries

The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its yearly forecast for US employment and estimates that an additional 11.9 million people will be working in the USA by the end of this decade. Many of these US jobs have high salaries and are expected to experience strong growth. One of the top jobs in America for the next several years is Software Developer, which has a median salary of $120,730 per year (2021) and is forecast to have around 409,500 US job openings this decade. It is also anticipated that about 226,300 General Managers and Operations Managers will be hired between 2020 and 2030 (median salary in 2021 = $97,970). Another rapidly-growing occupation is Registered Nurse, which pays a median annual salary of $77,600 (2021) and is forecast to generate 276,800 new jobs in the USA in the coming years. Approximately 118,200 Financial Managers will be hired by the end of this decade and they earn (2021) a median yearly salary of $131,710. To read about more top jobs in the USA, click here!

IMMIGRANTS WHO BECAME BILLIONAIRES AFTER MOVING TO AMERICA

According to a a Forbes.com report published on April 18, 2022, the number of immigrants who became billionaires after moving to the USA has reached a record high. The report reveals that 92 people from 35 countries became billionaires after immigrating to the United States. The largest number of immigrant billionaires living in the USA came from Israel (ten); followed by eight from Canada; seven from China; seven from India; six from Germany; five from France; four from Hungary; and four from Taiwan. One of the immigrants who became a billionaire while living in America is Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla, currently the world's wealthiest person ($219 billion), who is from South Africa and Canada. Another self-made billionaire living in the USA is Sergei Brin of Google, who immigrated to the US from Russia and is worth around $107 billion. Dagmar Dolby of Dolby Laboratories came to America from Germany and she and her family are worth about $4.6 billion. The CEO and Founder of Zoom Video Communications, Eric Yuan, is originally from China and is worth approximately $5.2 billion. Pierre Omidyar of eBay and PayPal immigrated to the United States from France and is estimated to be worth $11.3 billion. Jan Koum of WhatsApp is worth around $9.8 billion and originally from Ukraine. Another foreign-born billionaire who got rich in America is Jerry Yang of Yahoo who is from Taiwan and is estimated to be worth $2.7 billion. Eren Ozmen is originally from Turkey and she earned her $2.6 billion in aerospace. Tope Awotona moved to America from Nigeria and made his $1.4 billion fortune in software. Of course, most people who immigrate to the United States don't become millionaires or billionaires, however, they all have the opportunity to live the American Dream and to enjoy success. To read about more immigrant billionaires living in the US, click here!

US IMMIGRATION LEVELS REBOUNDED IN 2021

Immigration to the United States rebounded to pre-pandemic levels during 2021, according to a report published by the Pew Research Center on April 4, 2022. In the last quarter of the 2021 fiscal year (July-September 2021) there were approximately 282,000 US Permanent Resident Green Cards issued to immigrants, which was the most since April-June 2017. Around 105,000 US Green Cards were granted to new immigrants, while about 177,000 Green Cards were issued to foreign nationals already living in the USA as temporary residents (known as adjustment of status). Temporary foreign workers relocating to the USA climbed to 542,000 during the final quarter of Fiscal Year 2021, while the number of international students moving to the US increased substantially to 501,000. To read more, click here!

STRONG US JOB GAINS REPORTED FOR 15 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS

The US Department of Labor reported on April 1, 2022, that an additional 431,000 people were working in America during March. This robust increase of jobs in the USA dropped the national unemployment rate to just 3.6 percent for March, down from a very low 3.8 percent in February when 678,000 US jobs were filled. The Labor Department also reported that average hourly wages for people working in America increased 5.6 percent during the last 12 months, rising to an average of $31.73 per hour. Strong US job growth has occurred for 15 months in a row, averaging about 400,000 new jobs per month during the past year. US employment in the construction industry increased by 19,000 workers in March, while 25,000 hotel workers were hired, 38,000 manufacturing jobs were added, and 61,000 workers were hired by restaurants and bars. To read more, click here!

THERE ARE 11.3 MILLION US JOB OPENINGS AVAILABLE
There is no end in sight to the worker shortage in the United States as the Labor Department reported on March 9, 2022, that there are now 11.3 million US job vacancies posted. Furthermore, the "Great Resignation" is continuing as 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in the US during January in order to find positions with higher pay and better benefits. With a low unemployment rate of 3.8 percent and millions of US jobs to fill, employers have been offering higher pay to attract new workers and to keep existing employees. Thus, millions of Americans have been switching jobs and receiving higher income in the process, with pay raises averaging about 5.8 percent. During February 2022, the Leisure and Hospitality industry added 179,000 jobs in the US, while the Professional and Business Services sector hired 95,000 workers and the Healthcare and Social Assistance industry created 94,000 new jobs in America. An additional 60,000 workers were hired in the Construction industry during February, plus there were 48,000 US jobs filled in Transportation, 37,000 in Retail Trade, 36,000 in Manufacturing, and 35,000 in Financial Services. The current data indicates that the US job market continues to be very strong in the first months of 2022. To read more, click here!
US STARTS 2022 WITH 467,000 NEW JOBS ADDED IN JANUARY
On February 4, 2022, the US Department of Labor reported that an additional 467,000 people were working in America during January. This was a pleasant surprise for economists, who were anticipating 150,000 US jobs to be added at the start of the year. During the first 12 months that President Biden has been in office, a record 6.6 million US jobs have been produced - more than any other American President during their first year in The White House. Despite this impressive US job creation, workers are still needed for 10.9 million jobs in America that are currently vacant. The Labor Department had further good news to announce, stating that there were actually 700,000 more US jobs generated between November and December than originally reported. To read more, click here!
REPORT SAYS 4.6 MILLION BLACK IMMIGRANTS LIVE IN THE USA
The Pew Research Center published a report on January 27, 2022, that examines the population of Black immigrants living in the United States. The report says that there are 4.6 million Black immigrants living in the USA. The research further reveals that immigrants account for 10% of Blacks living in America and the children of immigrants make up an additional 10% of the Black population in the United States. Around 58% of Black immigrants living in the US arrived since 2000, with 27% arriving in 2000-2009 and 31% arriving in 2010-2019. The Pew Research Center report also says that 88% of Black immigrants living in the USA came from Africa or from The Caribbean. From 2000 to 2019, the data shows that Black immigrants from Africa living in America soared 246% from approximately 600,000 in 2000 to 2 million in 2019. Nonetheless, immigrants born in The Caribbean account for 46% of all Black immigrants in the US, while immigrants from Africa make up 42% of Black immigrants living in the United States. According to the research, the top 10 countries of origin for Black immigrants living in the US as of 2019 are as follows: #1 Jamaica (760,000); #2 Haiti (700,000); #3 Nigeria (390,000); #4 Ethiopia (260,000); #5 Dominican Republic (210,000); #6 Ghana (190,000); #7 Trinidad & Tobago (170,000); #8 Kenya (130,000); #9 Guyana (120,000); and #10 Somalia (110,000). In terms of where Black immigrants are living in the USA, 42% reside in the South; 36% live in the Northeast; 11% dwell in the Midwest; and 10% are living in the West. The largest number of Black immigrants live in New York City (1.1 million); 490,000 reside in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area of Florida; 260,000 dwell in and around Washington, DC; and 190,000 make their homes in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. To read the full report, click here!
THE BEST JOBS IN AMERICA FOR 2022

On January 11, 2022, US News & World Report released its ranking of the 100 best jobs in America for 2022. These top occupations were selected based on certain criteria, such as their median salary, rate of unemployment, US job growth forecast for a 10-year period, percentage of job growth over 10 years, prospects for future US employment, level of stress, and work-life balance. According to this ranking, the best job in America for 2022 is an Information Security Analyst, which has a median yearly salary of $103,590, a low 1.2% unemployment rate among professionals in this field and has 47,100 projected US jobs. Nurse Practitioner is #2 on the list, paying a median salary of $111,680 per year, having an unemployment rate of just 1.2% and 114,900 jobs in the USA forecast. Third place went to Physician Assistant, which has 40,100 US jobs projected, an unemployment rate of 1.4% and a median annual salary of $115,390. The #4 top occupation for this year is Medical and Health Services Manager, which has a median salary of $104,280 per year, 2.2% unemployment rate and 139,600 US jobs forecast. Ranked #5 was Software Developer, which has a 3% unemployment rate, a median annual salary of $110,140 and has an incredible 409,500 US jobs projected. Rounding out the Top 10 are #6 Data Scientist ($98,230), #7 Financial Manager ($134,180), #8 Statistician ($92,270), #9 Lawyer ($71,500) and #10 Speech-Language Pathologist ($80,480). To view the full list of 100 best jobs in America and their salaries , click here!

USA ENDS 2021 WITH LOW 3.9% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

The United States ended 2021 by creating an additional 199,000 jobs in the USA, which helped to lower the unemployment rate to a very low 3.9 percent, the Department of Labor reported on January 7, 2022. In fact, 2021 ended up being a very good year for people working in America, with US employment rising 4.5 percent - the biggest increase since 1978. The Conference Board estimates that the American economy will conclude 2021 with a healthy 7 percent rate of growth for the year. Strong economic growth at the end of the year was driven by companies buying equipment and consumer spending. Furthermore, people working in the USA were earning an average of 4.7 percent more in December 2021 than they were 12 months prior. This steep rise in worker wages indicates that American employers are competing robustly to fill US job openings. To read more, click here!

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