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International Migration Outlook 2013

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This  publication analyses recent development in immigration and other 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. This edition also contains two special chapters on topical issues: fiscal impact of migration and  discrimination.

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Inflows of foreign nationals reached 267 000 in 2011 (excluding temporary visitors), a decrease of almost 20 000 compared with 2010. The number of new entrants with the status of residence for the purpose of work, declining since 2005, fell a further 1.5% in 2011 from the previous year, to 51 700. The most important category of entry for employment remained entertainers (26 100). Entries of intra-company transferees remained at the same level as in 2010 (5 000), while the inflow of engineers increased by 46.5%, to more than 4 000.

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