Quick Facts on International Migration

About 3% of world population are international migrants. The United States has the highest stock of international migrants, which increased from 23.3 in 1990 to 42.8 million people in 2010. Russia, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Canada follow the U.S. in terms of international migrants stock.
In 2010 the outflow of international migrants from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China and Mexico taken together amounted to 11 million people. The majority of international migrants is a cheap and low qualified labor force. Only 5% of tertiary educated population in the world left their countries as international migrants.

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