40,000 Spanish emigrants return to home land

25th July 2005, Comments 0 comments

25 July 2005, MADRID – More than 42,000 Spanish emigrants return to Spain every year, according to the latest statistics.

25 July 2005

MADRID – More than 42,000 Spanish emigrants return to Spain every year, according to the latest statistics.

The department of employment and social services announced that 42,731 Spaniards decided to come home in 2004, with more than half returning to Galicia, Andalucia, Catalunya, Madrid and the Canary Islands.

The secretary of state for immigration and emigration said the figure is similar to those of recent years.

Of those who returned last year, 19,356 had been living in South and Central America; 13,190 had been living in the EU; 5,082 in the rest of Europe; 2,388 in the US.

Every year, more than EUR 9 million is spent on programmes aimed at helping returning emigrants.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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