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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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France

Family migration remains the main reason for migration to France from outside the European Economic Area. It accounted for 93 000 newly issued residence permits in 2013, an increase by 7% over 2012. Another 63 000 residence permits were issued to international students, 6% more than in 2012. While only 18 000 residence permits were issued to labour migrants in 2013 – about as many as to humanitarian migrants – this represented an increase in labour migration by 11%. In total, 204 000 new residence permits were issued in France in 2013, compared with 193 000 in 2012. According to first estimates for 2014, labour migration increased by nearly 10%, while family migration remained roughly stable.

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