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Immigration to Switzerland declines in 1st half of 2019

Verantwortlicher Autor: ZéLuis F. Correia Bern, 26.07.2019, 21:35 Uhr
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Bern [ENA] Immigration to Switzerland again declined in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period of the previous year. The decrease affects both EU / EFTA nationals (-1.3%) and third-country nationals (-2.8%). The migration balance has declined by 0.8 per cent compared to the previous year.

Immigration into the permanent foreign resident population decreased by 1.8 per cent to 63 333 persons between January and June 2019 compared to the same period of the previous year. 44 321 persons (-1.3%) immigrated from the EU / EFTA, 19 012 from third countries (-2.8%). At the same time, emigration has fallen by 3.9 percent. The migration balance, at 24,672 persons, fell by 0.8 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Among the EU / EFTA nationals, it increased by 1.2 per cent, with 14 822 persons, with an emigration rate of 3.3 per cent. The migration balance of third-country nationals has fallen by 3.6 per cent. The main reason for immigration remains in both short- and long-term employment. 68 036 EU / EFTA nationals came to Switzerland to take up a position, a decrease of 2.1% compared to the same period of the previous year.

During the same period, family reunification accounted for 28 percent of immigration for long-term stays. As part of family reunification, 17,701 people immigrated (-8.6% compared to the same period of the previous year), of which 21.4 percent were family members of a Swiss. At the end of June 2019, 2 096 182 foreigners lived in Switzerland. 323 384 come from Italy, 308 532 from Germany, 265 501 from Portugal and 137 514 from France. (SOURCE: SEM)

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