DW: Global Migrant Numbers Up 20 Percent

The number of migrants worldwide is growing, especially those of working age, reports the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The report details how migrants aged 15 and older make up 4.2 percent of the global population and migrant workers make up 4.7 percent of all workers. About 68 percent of migrant workers work in high-income countries, down from 75 percent in 2013. Almost 60 percent of the migrant workers are men. Stricter migration policies, strong economic growth in emerging economies may contribute to the downward trend. “Prime-age adults (ages 25-64) constitute nearly 87 percent of migrant workers,” reports Deutsche Welle. “Youth workers (aged 15-24) and older workers (aged 65 plus) constitute 8.3 percent and 5.2 percent, respectively, of migrant workers. This age composition holds for male and female migrant workers alike.” The report points out that some countries are losing their most productive workers and that loss is harming their economies. Wealthy countries like Germany aim to attract the most skilled workers. – YaleGlobal

DW: Global Migrant Numbers Up 20 Percent

Migrants of working age make up 4.2 percent of the global population – UN reports poorer countries supply labor to richer ones to their own detriment
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Read the article from Deutsche Welle about the increasing numbers of migrant workers.

Source: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

© 2018 Deutsche Welle

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