International Migration Outlook 2011

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This  publication analyses recent development in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non-member countries including migration of highly qualified and low qualified workers, temporary and permanent, as well as students. Three special chapters cover: the 50th anniversary of the OECD and the work of the SOPEMI, migrant entrepreneurship, and migration to Israel.

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Data on immigration in Greece are not consistently available, but all major sources indicate that there has been significant immigration in 2009. According to the fourth quarter Labour Force Survey (LFS) in 2009, there were 840 000 foreigners living in Greece, a 24% increase over LFS estimates for mid-2008. According to the Ministry of Interior permit data, the stock of non-EU permit holders at the end of 2009 stood at 587 000, an increase from April 2008, when there were 432 000 permits. There were also 136 000 citizens of the new EU countries holding permits at the end of 2009. The largest group with permits were from Albania (414 000), followed by Bulgaria (55 900), Romania (42 000), Ukraine (21 600), Georgia (17 700), and Pakistan (17 100).

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