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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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Korea

The stock of foreign population resident in Korea for more than 90 days was 1.12 million in December 2012, equivalent to 2.2% of the total population. The number was little changed from the previous year but 25% higher than 2008. In 2013, the number rose to 1.22 million. Short-term stayers numbered 325 000 in 2012 and 357 000 in 2013. The stock of labour migrants fell by 65 400 during 2012 to 529 700, mainly due to fewer working visit (H-2) holders whose numbers fell by 64 600 as they transitioned to other status.

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