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Americans leaving US in record numbers

Ever dream of leaving it all behind and heading out of America? You’re not the only one. A new study shows that more US citizens than ever before are living outside of the country.

According to statistics from the US State Department, around 6.4 million Americans are either working or studying overseas, which Gallup says is the largest number ever for such statistic.

The polling organization came across the number after conducting surveys in 135 outside nations and the information behind the numbers reveal that this isn’t exactly a longtime coming either — numbers have skyrocketed only in recent years. In the 24 months before polling began, the number of Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 living abroad managed to surge from barely 1 percent to over 5.1 percent. For those under the age span wishing to move overseas, the percentage has jumped in the same amount of time from 15 percent to 40.

While the United States of America was at one point (and largely still is) a magnet for foreigners in search of work, the statistics makes it clear that an opposite trend is quickly picking up steam.

“There’s a feeling among more entrepreneurial Americans that if you really want to get anything done, you have to get out of country and away from the depressing atmosphere,” Bob Adams of America Wave tells Reuters. “There’s a sense of lost direction, so more people are looking for locations that offer more hope about the future.”

Many of those leaving the US have job skills that would transfer quite well in the American market. Instead, however, they chose to bring those out of the States, attracted instead to opportunities elsewhere.

While America offers some employment opportunities unmatched outside of the United States, the country has also seen dire economic statistics since the dawn of the Obama administration, with jobless benefit claims soaring in recent months, and only last week did the Department of Labor reveal an unemployment statistic below 9 percent. On the contrary, the number of Americans that want full-time work and have given up on finding it or unable to locate it is closer to double that figure, while at the same time many of America’s largest employers have outsourced positions across the globe. Banking giant Goldman Sachs announced earlier this year that in the wake of a recession, they would finally be creating 1,000 new positions, yet making them available only to workers in Singapore. Other industries, significantly American, have been relocated as well; the ending of NASA’s space shuttle program this year left many intelligent US citizens with little choice but to continue in their field outside of the States.

“We’ve pretty much outsourced everything else,” aerospace technician Giovanni Pinzon tells RT. He was left scrambling for a job after years working in America’s space program.

America Wave’s Adams adds to Reuters that the statistics prove surprising to him, but noted that it doesn’t exactly make sense to think that it is a fluke.

“They’re looking for work because of the sluggish economy, and they’ve lost confidence that the U.S. is going anywhere,” says Adams.


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  • Alfred F. Jones

    (Sigh) That’s sad people who were born in this country from birth to death are abandoning this sinking ship of a nation not wanting to be brought down with it if the founding fathers saw what happened to the land they conqured they would shake their heads we need revolution and new leaders who are not corrupted (starts humming My Country tis of thee)
    Sincerely Yours
    Alfred F. Jones(America)

  • JC

    I would leave this shithole we call America, but I am white, and there are no countries for me to go to. They are all being purposely rid of white people. White people are outsiders in their own countries.

  • Vlad the Impaler

    JC, east europe is still white. you can settle there.

  • the insurgent

    Eastern Europe is still white yes, but now its under heavy gypsy attacks. My friend says that from France to Hungary the gypsy crime is so high that people actully living in fear in half of Europe, bc self-defense will land u in jail, while the gypsy criminals walk free. The world needs a pro-White armed revolution, I mean a bloody one, bc nothing will change at this time, only the sound of the weapons…

  • Vlad the Impaler

    in few balkan countries there is some shit (gypsies). romania,bolgaria,former yougoslavia and some in hungry and slovakia.
    yes,they do behave bad and the reason for that is that, they are encouraged by the satanic NGOs with their leftist/marxist propaganda.
    otherwise there si not a big issue with them.

  • Squatter

    What ever you do – stay away from Aperica, Oama is doing to the US what his ancestors did to Kenya

  • Atlantic

    What kind of photo is that, a Nigger, a White, and a Mexican. Don’t tell me the illegal Mexicans are illegally going elswhere also. And dont other Countries have enough problems with Niggers from Africa forced into their Nations. Where are they goung too? EU Times forgot to put a Turban on the White and show him as a Christian convert to Islam.

    • Alfred F Jones

      See people like you think that all Americans are closed-minded and ignorant stop being intolerant :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x

  • all of you G–Damnd people that are susposed to be my fellow American ought to be ashamed
    of yourselves join the militia stand and fight you jerks

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