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People > International migration Stats: compare key data on United Kingdom & United States

Definitions

  • Immigrant population > Foreign-born population: Nationality and place of birth are the two criteria most commonly used to define the “immigrant” population. The foreign-born population covers all persons who have ever migrated from their country of birth to their current country of residence. The foreign population consists of persons who still have the nationality of their home country. It may include persons born in the host country.
  • Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of native-born men: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born men: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born women: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the native-born women: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Trends in migration > Net migration rate: Net migration is defined as the total number of immigrant nationals and foreigners minus the total of emigrant foreigners and nationals. Arrivals and departures for purposes such as tourism and business travel are not included in the statistics.
STAT United Kingdom United States
Immigrant population > Foreign-born population 10.1%
Ranked 15th.
13.04%
Ranked 8th. 29% more than United Kingdom
Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of native-born men 5.54%
Ranked 12th.
5.76%
Ranked 11th. 4% more than United Kingdom
Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born men 7.43%
Ranked 12th. 81% more than United States
4.11%
Ranked 20th.
Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born women 7.9%
Ranked 16th. 61% more than United States
4.92%
Ranked 21st.
Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the native-born women 4.54%
Ranked 13th.
4.77%
Ranked 12th. 5% more than United Kingdom
Trends in migration > Net migration rate 2.545173 3.429471

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