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Table 7 Employment rates (%) for immigrants who migrated at ages 18–64 and were employed within 2 years after they migrated to Sweden, by year of migration and region of origin

From: Liberalization of European migration and the immigration of skilled people to Sweden

  1990–1997 1985–2007
Region of origin 1990–93 1994–97 1985–1993 1994–2007
EU-15 65.5 62.3 63.7 62.7
Other developed regions 68.1 52.8 61.6 58.3
All other regions 41.3 33.1 37.9 43.1
The rest of Europe + former SU 32.5 23.0 26.9 42.0
  1. Notes: (1) Immigrants who get employed within 2 years after migration are considered economic migrants. We use employment data on 2 years instead of 1 year after migration because the data on 1 year after migration are usually not well registered. Employment rate = No. of population in employment/Total no. of working-age (18–64) population, including both fully and partly employed. (2) Former SU = former Soviet Union. Source: Statistics Sweden