Ukrainians mostly went to Poland, Russia, Italy, Czech Republic for labor in 2017

Source : 112 Ukraine

The migration to Russia decreased twice in last ten years due to the difficult inter-state relations
12:58, 2 February 2018

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In 2017 Ukrainians mostly went to Poland, Russia, Italy and the Czech Republic for labor as it is stated in the report of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).

'Mostly the citizens of Ukraine went to Poland, Russia, Italy and Czech for labor during the covered period of time. Besides the flow of the Ukrainian migrants to Poland significantly increased during last year (against the background of the growing economy of Poland, simplification of the employment rules, provision of the number of the advantages and possibilities for the Ukrainians who possessed the car of the Pole and simplification of the border crossing due to the implementation of the visa-free regime with the EU)', the message said.

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At the same time, it is reported that the migration to Russia decreased twice in last ten years due to the difficult inter-state relations. The men prevail among the labor migrants (70%) as well as people with professional-technical and senior secondary education (64%).

'According to the report, the average monthly earning of one labor migrant was 722 dollars while the wage of one full time involved in the economy of Ukraine was 200 dollars in 2016 (262 dollars in 2017)', the bank noted.

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According to the NBU, almost half of the labor migrants were short-term migrants, 43,2% were people who returned to Ukraine and 8,3% were migrants who worked abroad more than 12 months.

Only 26, 8% of the labor migrant worked abroad in accordance with the received qualification, 36% worked at the places that did not demand the qualification, almost 30% worked in the sphere different from their qualification.

Related: Majority of Ukrainians in Poland are labor migrants but not refugees, - ombudswoman

The visa-free regime between the EU and Ukraine took effect on June 11, 2017; the European Parliament approved the respective decision on April 6. 52,000 Ukrainians crossed the EU border on the first day of the visa-free regime.   

The system of the recording of the biometric data for the citizens of 71 countries began to work on January 1, 2018. As we reported earlier the biometric control on Ukraine-Russia state border started working on December 27.

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