Foreigners more willing to move for work

8th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

8 August 2007, MADRID (EFE) – Labour mobility among foreigners in Spain is almost four times that of Spaniards, a study by the Bank of Spain showed on Wednesday.

8 August 2007

MADRID (EFE) – Labour mobility among foreigners in Spain is almost four times that of Spaniards, a study by the Bank of Spain showed on Wednesday.

Last year, 11 percent of immigrants in Spain moved home due to a work reason, compared to just three percent of Spanish workers.

Immigrants have driven up internal mobility within Spain by 0.1 percent, said the bank's latest report, to 4 percent of the population in 2006.

Most home moves are within the same Spanish province.

Immigrants are attracted to provinces with the lowest unemployment rates and the highest employment rates, said the bank.

The biggest single factor which first draws foreigners to live in an area is the number of other foreigners who live in the area.

However, once settled in Spain, work motivation becomes more important.

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Subject: Spanish News

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