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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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Switzerland

In 2011, immigration in Switzerland continued to grow with the registration of 142 500 new long-term residence permits, 70.1% of which were granted to EU/EFTA nationals. However, this figure remains below the record level of inflows recorded in 2008. Germany and Portugal remain the two main countries of origin and account for 21.4% and 10.8% respectively of new arrivals. The main origin groups outside the EU/EFTA are nationals of the United States (3% of new entries), India, Eritrea, Brazil and China, each representing fewer than 2% of all new migrants settling in Switzerland. The level of outflows, which rose sharply in 2010 as a result of an increase in departures of EU/EFTA nationals, stabilised at around 64 000.

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