OECD issued publication “International Migration Outlook: 2020”

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued publication “International Migration Outlook: 2020”.

The review analyses the dynamics of migration movements and its policies in the OECD countries, as well as discusses labor market impact on the migrants residing in these states.

Publication suggests that the Covid-19 virus crisis has generated drastic consequences to the migration flows. Given radically decreased numbers in issuing visas and residence permits, it is highly probable that 2020 is expected to highlight historic passiveness of international migration figures in OECD.

The review elaborates on doubts whether mobility will soon resume its ordinary scope. New status quo could be long sustained by significantly decreased labor demand, continuous travel restrictions, remote work reorganization among highly skilled specialists, and distance learning.

It is noticeable that migrants now comprise significant part of the specialists working in the frontlines of the crisis. In OECD countries alone, migrants represent one out of four medicine doctors and one out of six nurses. In most states grouped by the Organization, migrants account to more than a third of the labor force which ensure operations in key economic sectors (such as transport, cleaning, food industry, or IT services).