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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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Norway

From 2013 to 2014, total immigrationto Norway (excluding asylum seekers) decreased by 5 800, to 70 000. Eighty-eight per cent of this immigration involved foreigners – the majority from EU countries, whose share decreased slightly to 58%. Poland continued to be the primary country of origin (9 900 new immigrants), followed by Sweden (4 600) and Lithuania (4 400). There were notable increases in immigration from Eritrea (2 800), Syria (2 100) and India (1 800). In 2014, 23 000 foreigners emigrated from Norway, a decrease of 1 700 compared with the previous year. The largest emigration flows in 2014 were of citizens of Sweden (3 800), Poland (2 900) and Lithuania (1 400). Net immigration of foreigners fell to 38 100, 3 800 fewer than the previous year and the lowest since 2006. At the beginning of 2015, 669 400 immigrants and 135 600 persons born in Norway to immigrant parents were registered as residents, representing 15.6% of the population – an increase of 0.7 percentage point from 2014.

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