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BEST CITIES TO LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES FOR 2019

When you immigrate to the United States, you will need to find a place to stay, but deciding on the best city for you and your family to live in the USA can be a challenge. US News & World Report evaluated cities all across America based on different indexes which included the job market, housing affordability, quality of life, desirability, and net migration. The 125 best cities to live in America during 2019 include each city’s overall ranking and information about the population (including the average age), unemployment rate, average yearly salary, median home price, median rent per month, average temperatures, average rainfall each year, and the average worker commute time. To read the full article, click here!

MANY OF THE WORLD’S TOP UNIVERSITIES ARE IN THE USA

Institutions of higher education in the United States are rated among the very best in the world, according to global university rankings. People who live in the USA (whether they are American citizens, US permanent residents, or international students) have the opportunity to receive a world-class higher education, which can open the door to excellent career options. According to the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the United States has seven of the top 10 best universities in the world. Furthermore, 17 of the world’s 25 highest rated universities for 2019 are located in the USA, along with 24 of the top 50, and 40 of the 100 best institutions of higher education. To read more, click here!

POPULAR PLACES FOR US EMPLOYMENT DURING 2019

With 7.6 million vacant jobs in the USA available for workers in 2019, now is a great time to be seeking employment in the United States. Whether you are currently working in America or considering future US job opportunities, you may find this recent ranking of the top employers in the United States for 2019 helpful. Some of the most attractive places to work in the USA for 2019 according to US job seekers are in the technology, accounting, communications, entertainment, and banking business sectors. To read the full article, click here!

THE HEALTHIEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA

US News & World Report has released its 2019 ranking of the healthiest places to live in the USA, which used 81 factors to measure health and wellness in communities across America. More than 3,000 counties throughout the United States were assessed according to healthiness factors such as: health of the population, equity, economy, education, environment, food and nutrition, housing, public safety, infrastructure, and community vitality. The report says that the five healthiest places to live in America for 2019 are: #1 Douglas County, Colorado; #2 Los Alamos County, New Mexico; #3 Falls Church City, Virginia; #4 Loudoun County, Virginia; and #5 Broomfield County, Colorado. To read the full article, click here!

MORE THAN 304,000 US JOBS FILLED IN JANUARY 2019

The Labor Department reported that the American economy achieved an impressive milestone in January 2019 by producing new jobs in the USA for 100 consecutive months, including the 304,000 US jobs filled during the first month of the New Year! Additionally, Department of Labor data revealed that the rate of unemployment in January 2019 was only 4 percent in the United States. The shortage of people available to work in America helped to boost the average private sector hourly wage by 3.2 percent during the previous 12 months to $27.56 an hour. To read the full article, click here!

US JOBS WITH THE HIGHEST SALARIES

Immigrants planning on living and working in the USA may want to review the ranking of the highest paying jobs in America which was released by US News and World Report in January 2019. There is an overall rating for each of the US jobs listed plus a score for factors such as work-life balance, future growth projected, US job market, stress level, and median salary. Information is also provided regarding the number of jobs in the USA for each occupation, rate of US employment for each profession, and other details. Many of the highest paying jobs in America for 2019 are in the healthcare field and technology sector, but there are also top-paying US jobs in business, engineering and a range of other professions. To read the full article, click here!

ADDITIONAL 2.6 MILLION PEOPLE WORKING IN AMERICA

An additional 2.6 million Americans were working in the USA throughout 2018, according to the US Labor Department’s end-of-the-year report published on January 4, 2019. The economy produced an average of 223,000 jobs in the USA each month during 2018 and the unemployment rate plunged to 3.7 percent in September 2018 which was the lowest level since men were walking on the Moon in 1969! To read the full article, click here!

NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES IN THE USA RISING RAPIDLY

Do you know what the fastest-growing non-English language is in the United States today? According to US Census data for 2010-2017 analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies, Telugu has the most rapid rate of growth of any non-English language spoken in the USA. This may be initially surprising, until you consider that India is one of the top countries of origin for immigrants relocating to the United States. In fact, several languages commonly spoken on the Indian sub-continent are among the fastest-growing non-English languages in America. The rest of the top 10 non-English languages that are increasing at the quickest pace in the United States are Bengali, Tamil, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Chinese, Gujarati and Haitian. Of course, Spanish is the most commonly spoken non-English language in the USA, used by over 40 million individuals living in America. This reflects sustained immigration to the United States from people originating in Mexico, Central America and various countries in South America. The other most frequently used non-English languages spoken in the US include Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Arabic, French, Russian, German, and Haitian. Although English is the most commonly spoken language in the United States, it should be noted that the US does not have an “official” language. To read the full article, click here!

EXPERIENCE QUALITY LIVING IN US CITIES!

If you and your family want to enjoy a high standard of living in the USA, you should think about moving to Austin, Texas! Big cities across the United States with a population of at least 300,000 were recently evaluated for overall quality of life and Austin came in 1st place, due in part to the city’s booming technology sector, very low unemployment rate, many new start-up companies, excellent employment opportunities, and high job growth forecast between 2017 and 2022. Families living in Austin also earn an average annual salary of $87,380 which helps to make the relatively low median house price of $326,562 quite affordable. Furthermore, Austin offers something for everyone, including great places to dine and many live music events throughout the year. To read the full article, click here!

MANY OF THE RICHEST PEOPLE LIVING IN AMERICA ARE IMMIGRANTS

More than 10% of the richest individuals living in the USA during 2018 are immigrants, according to the most recent listing of the Forbes 400. Taken together, the 43 foreign-born billionaires who made it on the 2018 Forbes 400 list are worth a total of $289 billion. These US immigration “success stories” moved to the United States from 20 countries around the globe which included: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, and UK. Many of the biggest businesses in the USA were founded or co-founded by immigrants living in America. To read the full article, click here!

OPENNESS TOWARD IMMIGRANTS IMPORTANT TO MOST AMERICANS

On October 9, 2018, the US-based Pew Research Center released the results of a nationwide poll of 1,754 American adults which discovered that a majority (68 percent) of people living in the United States think “openness” toward immigrants is “essential” for the country. The survey was conducted in September 2018 by the respected research center which studies the attitudes of people living in America and examines other key issues of national interest. According to this poll, a majority of various demographic groups living in the USA (including liberals, moderates, conservatives, young and older adults) think that it is crucial to the character of the country to be open toward immigrants. To read the full article, click here!

THERE ARE NOW 44.5 MILLION IMMIGRANTS LIVING IN AMERICA

The foreign-born population of the United States has now reached 44.5 million, accounting for 13.7 percent of all people living in the USA (as of 2017), according to an analysis of US Census Bureau data. This is the largest foreign-born population to live in America in more than a century! Since 2010, 80% of new immigrants relocating to the United States came from Asia and Latin America; however, half of the immigrants currently living in the United States are from Latin America, while 31% are originally from Asia. To read the full article, click here! 

WHERE TO LIVE IN THE US TO EARN THE MOST MONEY

Utah is the top state to live in the USA for median household income, according to an assessment by the financial website WalletHub. People living in Utah earn a median yearly salary of $64,725, they are the most satisfied with their careers, and they work the least amount of hours. The #2 best state to live in the United States for the highest median income ($64,725 annually) is Virginia, which is followed by #3 Minnesota ($63,407 median yearly income), 4th place Wyoming ($61,865 per year median income), and fifth-ranked Colorado with an annual median salary of $61,114. To read the full article, click here!

RANKING OF AMERICA’S BEST PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS

The Niche website has released its fifth annual ranking of the best public and private schools in the America for 2018-2019, which could be a useful tool for parents. This study examined 10,758 public school districts across the United States and rated 83,542 public schools, as well as 3,903 private schools. To read the full article, click here!

THESE STATES ARE TOP PLACES TO LIVE IN THE USA

Immigrants relocating to the United States naturally want to live in US states that have a high standard of living. A report released by CNBC in July 2018 evaluated each of the 50 states based upon a variety of quality of life measures and rated Vermont as the best place to live in America for quality of life. Among some of the factors that placed Vermont in the Number One spot are its clean environment, the good health of its population, very low violent crime rate, and the state’s anti-discrimination laws to protect all residents of diverse backgrounds. Overall, Vermont received the grade of A+ for its quality of life in 2018, according to this evaluation. Other top states with a high standard of living in the USA include #2 Hawaii, #3 Minnesota, #4 North Dakota, with New Hampshire and Washington tied for fifth place. To read the full article, click here!