More than two in three immigrants in OECD countries are employed. This is revealed in a report on international migration published Wednesday, September 18 by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The employment rate of immigrants in the OECD is now over 68%. A rate that is close to that of people born in the country. The trend is the same for the unemployment rate, which drops to 8.5%.
These good figures can be explained in particular by temporary labor migration, which is rising sharply. These temporary or seasonal workers are mostly present in the agricultural sector, tourism and construction. In countries such as Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg, cross-border workers make up a large part of the labor force.
The OECD report finally points to wide disparities between countries. France is one of the worst students, with 14.5% of the unemployed immigrants. They are often confined to low-skilled jobs and find it difficult to find a job.
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