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International Migration Outlook 2014

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This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries. This edition also contains two special chapters on "The labour market integration of immigrants and their children: developing, activating and using skills" and "Managing labour migration: Smart policies to support economic growth". It also includes Country notes and a Statistical Annex. This special edition is launched at the occasion of the High-level Policy Forum on Migration (Paris, 1-2 December 2014).

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Estonia

According to the Population Registry, the population of Estonia continued a longstanding decline in 2013, reaching 1.35 million by 1 January 2014, down 0.3% in a yearly comparison. Registered foreign residents represented about 15.7% of the total registered population. 85.3% of foreign residents were either citizens of the Russian Federation (6.9% of the total) or had undetermined citizenship (6.5% of the total). Despite a 2.2% total decline in these two groups during 2013, the share of foreign residents in the total population remained stable, as the number of EU citizens increased by 14.5%. EU citizens numbered 20 600 by the end of 2013, with 3 400 EU citizens newly resident in Estonia. The main nationalities of EU citizens were Finnish (5 700) comprising 27% of all EU citizens, followed by Latvian (3 300) and Lithuanian (2 000).

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