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International Migration Outlook 2015

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This publication analyses recent development in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non member countries as well as the evolution of recent labour market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries. It includes a special chapter on : “Changing Patterns in the international migration of doctors and nurses to OECD countries”, as well as country notes and a statistical annex.

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Estonia

The Estonian population was estimated at 1.35 million on 1st January 2015, a 0.3% decline on the year before. Registered foreign nationals accounted for 16% (212 500 persons) of the total population. Around 89% were non-EU/EFTA nationals, of whom Russians comprised 43% (92 300 persons). Persons with undetermined citizenship (mostly long-standing migrants who came from different parts of the Soviet Union prior to 1991, and their descendants) accounted for another 40% (85 300) followed by Ukrainian nationals (6 300 persons). The majority of EU/EFTA migrants residing in Estonia were nationals of the neighbouring EU countries Finland (27%) and Latvia (16%), followed by German nationals (10%).

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