Definition: This entry includes the figure for the difference between the number of persons entering and leaving a country during the year per 1,000 persons (based on midyear population). An excess of persons entering the country is referred to as net immigration (e.g., 3.56 migrants/1,000 population); an excess of persons leaving the country as net emigration (e.g., -9.26 migrants/1,000 population). The net migration rate indicates the contribution of migration to the overall level of population change. High levels of migration can cause problems such as increasing unemployment and potential ethnic strife (if people are coming in) or a reduction in the labor force, perhaps in certain key sectors (if people are leaving).
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Net migration rate map
Number of immigrants at its lowest for a decade: Net migration to Britain falls by more than a third after crackdown on bogus students
Daily Mail - 5/23/2013 2:22:48 PM
The most common reason given for migrating to Britain remains study, the ONS said, with 190,000 foreign students arriving in the period, although this was down 22 per cent or 56,000 from 246,000 in the previous year. The number of visas issued fell 6 per ...
Net migration to UK down by a third, figures show
BBC Online - 5/23/2013 5:07:26 PM
In the year to September, 153,000 more people came to the UK than left - down from 242,000 the previous year, says the Office for National Statistics ... the country was up from 339,000 to 347,000. Prime Minister David Cameron made cutting net migration ...
UK net migration shrinks further, official figures show
The Guardian - 5/23/2013 11:55:27 PM
Net migration to Britain has shrunk by a further 10,000 people to 153,000 in the 12 months to September 2012 compared with the previous quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The drop in the politically sensitive figure ...
GLOBAL: Labour migration cuts will hurt developing countries, says World Bank
IRIN - 5/17/2013 11:55:25 PM
Dakar, 13 May 2009 (IRIN) - Several industrialised countries ... Unemployment rates for the formal sector are 20 percent in Ghana and 85 percent in Liberia, according to the most recent World Bank figures. Lower legal migration generally means lower ...
Immigration Is Down By A Third, The Office For National Statistics Says
Huffington Post UK - 5/23/2013 5:28:54 PM
as stated by the independent Office for National Statistics." The figures put Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May on target to reduce net migration from non-EU countries to less than 100,000 before the next election in 2015.
381 Million Adults Worldwide Migrate Within Countries
Gallup - 5/15/2013 12:59:13 PM
These 139 countries represent more than 97% of the world's adult population, enabling a reliable global estimate. Internal migration rates range widely from more than 21% in places such as New Zealand and the United States to less than 5% in countries such ...
UK immigration continuing to fall as overseas student numbers shrink
The Independent - 5/23/2013 10:43:52 PM
with a five per cent increase in the number of sponsored student visa applications for our world-class universities and a five per cent increase in the number of visas issued to skilled workers.” Sarah Mulley, an associate director at the Institute for ...
Govt: 'Net migration at lowest level for a decade'
ITV - 5/23/2013 9:29:18 AM
Immigration Minister Mark Harper said: "Net migration is now at its lowest level for a decade showing we are continuing to bring immigration back under control. "Today's statistics show ... the pull factors to this country and make it easier ...
Americans still move around more than anyone else in the world
Washington Post - 5/15/2013 3:08:04 PM
I’ve written recently about how Americans have been moving locations less and less since the 1970s. But let’s put this in an international context. The United States is still one of the most mobile countries in the world: That comes from ...
Migration: a threat or a development resource?
vestnikkavkaza.net - 5/21/2013 8:05:47 AM
there is no country which could say that it has found a perfect strategy of management of migration flows. There is more successful experience and there are obvious failures, but in the end we all learn how to manage migration in the modern world ...
Research Reveals New Positive Insight into Girls’ Migration
San Francisco Gate - 5/15/2013 6:54:09 AM
Fill critical evidence gaps: Illuminate age- & sex-disaggregated internal migration rates ... countries, we work with our partners to deliver solutions that lead to more effective policies, programs, and technologies that improve lives around the world.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: The effect of migration on HIV rates
IRIN - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
The country is in the throes of a recession that has already lasted for seven years, shortages of basic commodities, fuel and electricity are commonplace, the official inflation rate has topped 7,000 percent - the highest in the world - and unemployment is ...
International Migration is Projected to Become Primary Driver of U.S. Population Growth for First Time in Nearly Two Centuries
Yahoo! News - 5/15/2013 2:17:58 PM
This scenario would mark the first time that natural increase was not the leading cause of population increase since at least 1850, when the census began collecting information about residents' country ... of net international migration they ...
Countries with high level of corruption fail to attract skilled workers
India Talks - 5/18/2013 3:15:51 AM
Qualified workers are in demand in many countries around the world ... the immigration rate of highly qualified individuals it may have a negative impact on the economic performance of a country. The authors studied the migration of highly skilled workers ...
Israel has highest poverty rate in developed world: OECD
PanARMENIAN Network - 5/15/2013 10:14:35 AM
PanARMENIAN.Net - Israel has the highest rate of poverty of all developed countries, according to a report released by the 33-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday, May 15. The OECD found that Israel's poverty ...