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More people are moving to another country but finding a job is hard

by Ray Clancy on June 28, 2013

More people are moving to another country but finding a job is hard

More people are moving to another country but finding a job is hard

Migration has started to pick up again, driven largely by people moving within the European Union, after three years of continuous decline during the economic crisis, according to a new global report. However, the employment prospects for immigrants have worsened, with around one in two unemployed immigrants in Europe still looking for work after more than 12 months, says the report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Its 2013 International Migration Outlook report says that migration into OECD countries rose by 2% in 2011 from the previous year, to reach almost four million. Recent national data suggest a similar increase in 2012. Migration within the European Union rose by 15%, following a decline of almost 40% during the economic crisis. The trend of people leaving countries hardest hit by the crisis is accelerating, up by 45% from 2009 to 2011. [click to continue…]

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