Yesterday, we posted on which countries Americans relocate to the most. Today we are posting on which countries relocate the most employees to the United States. The biggest change over last years results is the number of Germans relocating to the United States for work. For the first time in 5 years, Germany tops the United Kingdom as sending the most employees to work in the United States. This change was a result of a 24.9% rise in the number of employees relocating from Germany to the the United States, while both the United Kingdom and China saw notable declines in the number of employees relocating to the US for work.
What countries have the most employees relocating to the US?
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
What percent of US foreign nationals relocate from each country?
Which countries have seen the biggest change in the number of employees relocating to the US?
The reason for the additional international relocation opportunities from Germany to the United States might be because the German economy is growing at almost 5% percent a year now in spite of the financial situation throughout the Eurozone. The Germans are using this as an opporutnity to find new investments and business opportunities throughout the world. Additionally, there are some reports that Germany is even stronger than some of their Chinese competitors in specific niche industries. Therefore, it might be that rise in the number of Germans relocating to the United States is a positive reflection on the German economy as whole rather than a positive reflection on new opportunities that relate to growth in the US economy.
What do you think is the reason for this shift over the last year? Let us know in the comments, on linkedin, twitter or facebook!
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Mike Morabito – who has written 210 posts on The Paragon Relocation Blog.
Mike has over 10 years of relocation experience working for Paragon Relocation. Mike is recognized by Worldwide ERC as a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and a Global Mobility Specialist (GMS).