PARIS - Permanent migration to OECD countries reached 6.1 million in 2022, a 26% increase compared with 2021, and its highest level since at least 2005, according to OECD International Migration Outlook 2023.

15 out of the 38 OECD countries registered in 2022 their highest levels of permanent migration over the past 15 years.

Rising labour migration was one contributing factor, as migrant workers have helped lower labour and skills shortages in OECD countries.

Labour market prospects and integration of migrants have improved. The employment rate of migrants rose to 72.3% across OECD countries in 2022, catching up almost with that of the native-born population.

Employment rates increased both for migrant men and for migrant women.