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Eurostats's Migrant integration - 2017 edition

Eurostat has released the 2017 edition of its Migrant Integration report which contains several indicators in the areas of employment, education, social inclusion and active citizenship. In addition, this publication provides an analysis on the labour market situation of migrants and their immediate descendants. Data are presented for the European Union and its Member States as well as for the EFTA countries.

EU-wide, the activity rate of Third Country Nationals was lower than that of EU-citizens and amounted to 69.8% (a decrease compared with 70.5% in 2014). Women are less active than men and so are young people (aged 15–29). For the later group, a high share is neither in employment nor in education and training (NEET). While about 14% of the native-born young people were NEET, this share was significantly higher for the foreign-born young population for which it exceeded 24%. In terms of buying power, the housing indicator gives an idea about the gap between nationals and foreigners: 70.5% of nationals aged 20–64 lived in owner-occupied dwellings in 2015, compared with 32.1% of all foreign citizens of the same age group. One positive development is to be found in active citizenship: a 12% increase in the number of valid long-term residence permits was recorded in 2015, compared to the previous year. Naturalisation is also on the rise.

The analysis is based on the 2015 statistics and the 2014 ad-hoc module from the Labour Force Survey, statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) and Eurostat’s migration statistics explained.

Source: Eurostat