Labor migrants set a record // Monitoring of the labor market

In the second quarter of 2022, a record number of labor migrants entered Russia, according to a review by the consulting company FinExpertiza, based on migration statistics from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In April-June of this year, their number reached 3.12 million people, which exceeds the figures for the same period over the past six years. Over the quarter, 4.16 million foreigners got registered with migration registration at their place of residence, while work as a goal arrival indicated 75% of them. This is a third more than it was in the same period last year (2.34 million), a quarter more than the figure for the first quarter of this year and almost ten times the number of people who entered for work in the second quarter of pandemic 2020, when restrictions were introduced. on crossing the border. As the authors of the review note, the growth of interest in working in the Russian Federation was influenced by the strengthening of the ruble, due to which the earnings of visitors in terms of the currency of other countries increased. In addition, thanks to the “migration amnesty” announced during the pandemic in 2021, many… .

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