Germans top among migrant workers in Austria

9th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

9 November 2007, Vienna - Germans working in Austria outdistanced other more traditional migrant worker nationalities, according to a survey released by Austria's social security body on Thursday.

9 November 2007

Vienna - Germans working in Austria outdistanced other more traditional migrant worker nationalities, according to a survey released by Austria's social security body on Thursday.

Germans for the first time narrowly overtook Turkish migrant workers, traditionally on of the most numerous groups of migrants in Austria in 2006.

In October 2007 the margin grew to 9,000. In 2007, 56,000 Turkish nationals worked in Austria, compared to 65,000 Germans, placing them clearly in second place.

Strongest group among the total of 419,000 foreign workers are nationals from former Yugoslav states, who the survey still shows combined at 157,000. Workers from Hungary come fourth with 18,000, followed by Poland with 15,000.

The share of workers from abroad has been rising continuously from a share of 9.8 per cent in 1995 to 12.4 per cent in October 2007, the survey said.

DPA

Subject: German news

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