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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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Latvia

Between 2012 and 2014 the population of Latvia fell by 38 000 to 1 990 000, mainly because of emigration. Net emigration amounted to 8 700 in 2014 compared with 14 200 in 2013. In 2014 10 300 immigrants entered Latvia, 2 100 more than in 2013. About one-third of them (3 900) were Latvian returnees. Russians (3 190) were the largest group of foreign immigrants, followed by Ukrainians (650) and Poles (190). Emigrant numbers totalled 19 000, 3 500 fewer than the year before.

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