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Table 1 Employment and unemployment rates of immigrants in selected European OECD countries, 2009/2010

From: What active labour market programmes work for immigrants in Europe? A meta-analysis of the evaluation literature

Country Employment rate of foreign-born (in %) Difference to natives (in percentage points) Unemployment rate of foreign-born (in %) Difference to natives (in percentage points)
Denmark 65.6 −10.0 11.8 5.5
Finland 62.1 −6.6 16.3 8.2
Germany 63.8 −8.7 12.2 5.6
Netherlands 65.5 −11.9 7.7 4.2
Norway 66.6 −9.8 9.9 7.0
Sweden 61.7 −12.9 15.8 8.7
Switzerland 75.1 −5.1 7.4 4.2
7-country average (unweighted) 65.8 −9.3 11.6 6.2
European OECD average (unweighted) 63.2 −2.9 12.6 4.3
  1. Source: OECD ([2012]) and own calculations.