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International Migration Outlook 2016

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The 2016 edition of the International Migration Outlook analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries, and looks at the evolution of the labour market outcomes of recent immigrants in OECD countries. The report includes two special chapters: “The economic impact of migration: Why the local level matters” and "International migration following environmental and geopolitical shocks: How can OECD countries respond?", as well as country notes and a statistical annex.

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Germany

The Federal Statistical Office estimates that net immigration of foreigners (including asylum seekers) reached a record level at 1.1 million in 2015, with almost 2 million entries and 900 000 departures. This is nearly twice the level registered in 2014 (+577 000, 1.3 million entries), which was already the largest migration surplus since 1992. While net immigration of foreigners was largely driven by migratory flows to and from other EU countries until 2014, its composition in 2015 was dominated by the massive inflow of persons seeking asylum in Germany.

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