Global Migration Trends Plunge As COVID Crushes Worldwide Travel To A Halt

ER Editor: Here is the latest OECD report summarized below, titled International Migration Outlook 2020. Here is the list of OECD member states (source):

The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people worldwide. It provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to the economic, social and governance challenges they face.

The OECD’s 37 members are: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

As we can see above, the OECD incorporates the Anglosphere’s Five Eyes and Europe, with just three South American countries only (Mexico, Chile and Colombia), and Japan, Korea, Turkey and Israel within Asia.

We are curious about the Zerohedge-Bloomberg take on this issue. Many of these countries have burgeoning unemployment rates because of the unwarranted lockdowns. How are flagging immigration figures a problem for these economies? Wouldn’t these countries do better to control/reduce immigration in order to lower unemployment rates among people already in these countries moving forward? If immigrants are more affected by lockdown unemployment than local people (which includes longstanding legal immigrants among the ‘locals’), as the Zerohedge report indicates, then why admit more people, as these countries seem intent on doing, when they will be harder hit by any further lockdowns?

More immigration in these circumstances makes little sense. Reduction in global migration trends is probably a good thing.

Have The globalist Powers That Be shot themselves in the foot in terms of REDUCED immigration flows with this virus plandemic?


Global Migration Trends Plunge As COVID Crushes Worldwide Travel To A Halt

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Migration trends have hit a wall in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic – resulting in what will be even more pressure on the global economic outlook.

New visa issuances by the 37 members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) were down 46% in the first half of 2020. The organization warned that continued restrictions on travel means that it could be “some time” before trends return back to normal.

Migration has a direct impact on the transport, domestic services and IT industries, Bloomberg notes. Migrants also make up 24% of medical doctors and 16% of nurses, the article says.

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said:

“Migration will continue to play an important role for economic growth and innovation, as well as in responding to rapidly changing labor markets. We need to avoid rolling back on integration and reaffirm that migration is an integral part of our lives.”

Immigrants have also been disproportionately affected by job losses resulting from the pandemic. Immigrant unemployment has moved from 1% below native workers to now 2% above native workers in the U.S. In Canada, Norway and Sweden, similar trends are showing up.

The OECD concludes that migrants also have increased chance of health risks, since many work on the “front line”.

It also concludes that the progress (ER: note this word) many nations have made in welcoming migrants could wind up being undone as a result of the global economic slowdown.




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