Is N.H. Putting Skilled Immigrants to Good Use? by NH Public Radio published on 2012/02/29 16:21:07 +0000 You’ve heard of “Brain Drain,” but how about “Brain Waste”? Some educated foreigners leave their home countries hoping for a better life in America, but many wind up unemployed, or working in low-skilled jobs. Census data show that immigrants who settle in New Hampshire have more education than the national average, but higher rates of unemployment too.