Kenyan Immigrants Ranked 3rd Most Hardworking People in America and Among Most Educated


A report analyzing the work and job skill among immigrant groups in the United States of America has identified Kenyans in the US as the 3rd most hardworking people.

Overall, the report notes that Africans work hard and possess more skills than immigrants from other parts of the world.

On the most hardworking immigrant groups in America, Ghana topped the list.

African countries that featured in the top 11 listed included Ethiopia (4th), Nigeria (8th) and Liberia (9th).

The report was developed by Bloomberg’s Justin Fox, a famed American financial journalist using data from the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey.

According to the report, of the many immigrant groups in the US; Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal were the countries with the most number of its immigrants enrolled in higher education in the US after Saudi Arabians.

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It further noted the four countries also had the most number of its immigrants employed in the US.

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On the level of education of immigrants in the US, the report named India, which has over 2.1 million immigrants in the US as highly educated, having at least a bachelor’s degree.

Egypt, which 152,000 immigrants in the US placed 5th on the level of education of its national there while Nigeria, which has over 260,000 immigrants placed 8th.

The report put the number of Kenyans (legally) in the USA at 120,000.

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