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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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Switzerland

In 2014, 152 000 foreigners came to Switzerland for long-term stays, 2% less than in 2013. This was the first decline since 2009. Citizens from EU/EFTA countries represented almost three-quarters of the inflow. The two largest groups, German and Italian citizens, respectively represented 16% (23 800 persons) and 12% (17 800) of the total inflow. Portuguese and French citizens respectively accounted for 10% (14 900 persons) and 9% (13 800). While 64% of the EU/EFTA nationals come for employment purposes, the main reason for immigration of non-EU/EFTA citizens was family reunification (47% of the inflow).

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