Last Updated on Thursday, 20 May, 2021 at 2:28 pm by Andre Camilleri
Malta has the highest employment rate for persons born in other European Union (EU) Member States, with a total of 89.8% recorded in 2020, Eurostat has reported.
In a study observing migrant integration in 2020, Malta is among one of the 13 EU Member States that reported an increase in employability of persons born in another EU member states.
The remaining countries, on the other hand, recorded a decline in employment rates for this group.
The lowest rate of employment for persons born in another EU Member State is Greece at 56.7%.
According to Eurostat, over 75% of Maltese persons and non-EU persons are employed in Malta.
The EU employment rate in 2020 for people aged 20 to 64 was 61.9% for those non-EU born, and 73.5% for people born in another EU Member State and native-born populations, Eurostat found.
Migration integration has faced a decrease in 2020 from 2019, with employment rates decreasing by 2.5pp for non-EU born persons. Employment of persons born in another EU Member State has also decreased by 1.8pp, while employment of native persons has also decreased by 0.4pp.
This downturn, Eurostat noted, reflects the impact on labour markets of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Czechia has scored the highest for employment of persons born outside the EU at 82.5%. The lowest employment rate for this group is Belgium at 52.3%.