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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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Switzerland

In 2012, 143 800 immigrants entered Switzerland with the intention of long-term stay in the country (close to the 2011 level). More than 72% of the inflow comprised EU/EEA citizens, whose share increased by 2 percentage points compared with 2011. The top countries of origin among immigrants in 2012 were Germany and Portugal, whose nationals comprised 19% and 13% respectively of the inflow. The share of Portuguese nationals increased from the previous year. Immigration by Italian nationals has also been on the rise since 2007. Among EU/EEA nationals, the main reason for immigration was employment (63.5%), while for third-country nationals it was mainly for family reunification purposes (52.4%). In 2013, total inflows increased by 8%, to 155 400.

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