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Migrants in the EU: One in three foreign-born persons aged 25 to 54 overqualified for their job: Compared with one person in five among the native-born

Author: Eurostat, Published on: 8 December 2011

Over the years, migration has had an impact on the composition of European societies. In 2010, foreign-born persons accounted for 9.4% of the EU27 population. Their socio-economic situation was in general less favourable than for native-born persons...In 2008 in the EU27, the unemployment rate of foreign-born persons aged 25-54 was higher than for native-born persons in this age group (10% compared with 6%). When employed, foreign-born persons often have more difficulties to find a job corresponding to their education level. This can be measured using an overqualification rate...

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