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The U.S. ranks 1st in net migration

According to the World Bank’s 2009 World Development Report, between 2000 and 2005, the United States had a total net migration of 6,493,000 people, which made the United States rank first in that category.

Total Net Migration.xlsx

  1. david hastings
    21 October 2009 at 2:59 pm

    To me, a confusing description. Migration can be internal (interstate, rural to urban or vice versa), cross-border, more broadly international (me from the USA to Ghana in 1972 for a career opportunity, then back in 1978), inward, outward, etc. It could be completely voluntary, forced as in the case of trafficking, coerced in the case of emigrating under fear of threats at home, etc.

  2. Mark
    21 October 2009 at 4:26 pm

    For the World Bank data, this simply meant total aggregate numbers of people moving into a country and out of a country. I agree that migration is a complex issue, and I look forward to finding and posting data on other kinds of migration patterns.

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