The report analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non-member countries, and looks at the evolution of the labour market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries. It includes a special chapter on the impact of migration on the structural composition of the economy. It also includes country notes and a statistical annex.
In many respects, migrants are highly vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic, with unprecedented consequences on migration flows and integration. Before the pandemic, in 2019, permanent migration flows to the OECD amounted to 5.3 million, similar to figures for 2017 and 2018, and permanent and temporary labour migration were on the rise. The COVID-19 pandemic has redrawn the international migration map.
The 2020 edition of the IMO focuses on many of these issues and highlights the challenges being faced by migrants during the pandemic.
Read the OECD International Migration Outlook 2020 online.