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What is the employment rate among migrants?

30/07/2018

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In 2017, the employment rate of persons in the EU aged 20-64 years ranged from 63.0% among migrants born outside the EU, through 73.0% among the native-born population, to 75.4% recorded for migrants born in a different EU Member State.

 

Migrant Employment Rate 2017

The source dataset is accessible here.

 

For migrants born outside the EU, the employment rate was highest (79.4%) in the Czech Republic, followed by Romania (76.3%), Portugal (74.5%) and Poland (73.0%).

Among EU Member States, the United Kingdom reported the highest employment rate for migrants born in a different EU Member State (83.6%), closely followed by Portugal (82.7%), Sweden (80.7%) and Estonia (80.2%).

The highest employment rates for the native-born population were recorded in Sweden (85.5%), Germany (81.6%) and the Netherlands (80.5%).

In contrast, Greece recorded the lowest employment rates for the native-born population (58.1%) and for migrants born elsewhere in the EU (56.1%), while Belgium had the lowest employment rate for migrants born outside the EU (52.0%).

Further information on migrant integration statistics dedicated to labour market indicators can be found in this Statistics Explained article.

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