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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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United Kingdom

The number of foreign nationals living in the United Kingdom in 2013 rose to 4.9 million, an increase of 3.2% on the year before. Foreign citizens accounted for 7.9% of the total population of the United Kingdom. Citizens of the ten new Eastern European member countries rose to 1.27 million and comprised 25.8% of all foreigners. Poles were the largest foreign group, reaching 679 000 in 2013, 13.7% of all foreign citizens. The April 2013 Labour Force Survey indicated 7.86 million foreign-born residents of the United Kingdom, comprising 12.6% of the total population of the United Kingdom.

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