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OECD released International Migration Outlook 2015

Sep 23, 2015 12:04 IST

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on 22 September 2015 released the International Migration Outlook 2015.

It analysed recent development in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non member countries.

Also, the report delineated the evolution of recent labour market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries.

Highlights of International Migration Outlook 2015

• Immigration flows are on the rise in most OECD countries. They increased sharply for the first time since 2007 and are back to their pre-crisis level with 4.3 million permanent entries to the OECD in 2014.
• Germany is consolidating its position as one of the main immigration countries, now second only to the USA in the number of migrants it receives.
• One in ten immigrants to the OECD is Chinese and 4.4 percent from India.
• Overall, the average employment rate of immigrants in the OECD area increased by 1.3 percentage points during 2011-14, compared with 0.5 percentage points for the native population.
• Asylum seeks in OECD countries reached an historical high in 2014 and levels continue to increase in 2015.
• Between 2000-01 and 2010-11 the number of doctors and nurses emigrating to OECD countries from countries with severe shortages in health workers like India grew by more than 80 percent.

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