In the first quarter of 2019, the immigration to Switzerland fell compared to the same period last year. Because at the same time, emigration decreased, increased the migration balance, however, to 3.5 percent.
immigration of the permanent foreign resident population declined in the first quarter to 0.2 percent, as the state notifies the Secretariat for Migration (SEM). In the case of citizens from the EU and Efta countries the decline was 0.8 per cent, even more.
immigration has increased, to the significantly lower number of parts. This decreased to 4.1 percent. The Figures decreased both in the EU/Efta-nationals as well as foreigners from third countries.
So that the migration balance increased compared to the same period last year by 3.5 per cent to 13'652 people. Thereof 8481 persons from EU/Efta-countries, which represents an increase of 4.6 percent. From third countries is 1.8 percent more people immigrated. Compared to the first quarter of 2017, the net migration decreased, however, by 6.7 per cent.
2 million foreign nationals
a Total of migrated 33'580 persons from EU and Efta States in Switzerland, to take up a job. In comparison to the prior year quarter, a decrease of 1.5 percent.
For family reunification 9511 people migrated, 6.6 percent less than in the first quarter of 2018. 20.6% of these people are family members of Swiss nationals.
To the end of March, 2'090'669 foreigners in Switzerland, lived. 1'429'482 of them nationals of EU or Efta, 661'187 nationals of other States. (ij/sda)
Created: 02.05.2019, 11:56 PM