Eurostat newsrelease: Migrant integration in the EU labour market in 2015
The activity rate for non-EU citizens is lower than for nationals with a higher unemployment rate and a lower employment rate.
Some key messages from the data:
- In 2015 in the European Union (EU), the proportion of people economically active (employed and unemployed) stood just below 70% for non-EU citizens aged 20 to 64 (69.8%), while the activity rate was above 77% for citizens of the reporting country (77.3%), referred to as “nationals”.
- In a majority of Member States, the activity rate of nationals was higher than for non-EU citizens, except for Greece, Slovenia, Slovakia, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Portugal, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
- Activity rates differ most between non-EU citizens and nationals in the Netherlands, Finland and Germany.
- The employment rate for non-EU citizens aged 20 to 64 in the EU stood at 56.7% in 2015, while it was 70.6% for nationals.
- The unemployment rate in the EU is more than twice as high for non-EU citizens (18.9%) than for nationals (8.7%).
These data come from a Eurostat in depth analysis on the integration of non-EU citizens into the labour market available through this link.