Posted on October 30, 2023

Migration to OECD Countries at Record-High Rate, With Some 6.1 Million New Arrivals in 2022

AFP, October 23, 2023

Migration to OECD countries reached unprecedented levels in 2022, according to a new report published on Monday.

Last year, some 6.1 million people moved to the group’s 38 member countries, a 26% increase from 2021, according to the OECD’s latest report.

More than one in three member countries recorded immigration figures that were “unprecedented for at least 15 years”, including France (301,000 people), Spain (471,000) and Belgium (122,000).

The United Kingdom (521,000) and Canada (437,000) say their highest-ever levels, according to data compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Those figures did not include the some 4.7 million Ukrainian refugees registered in June 2023 in the OECD member states.