A majority of the refugees that have completed introductory programs are at work

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55 percent of the 37,000 refugees who completed the introductory program from 2005 to 2016 were employed in 2017, according to a new Statistics Norway report.

According to the recent report from Statistics Norway, Eritreans, Ethiopians and refugees from Myanmar did the best, writes Aftenposten.

These groups were the only three of the eleven largest land groups that achieved the government’s goal of getting 70 percent in activity.

Among those who were able to enter the job market, most of them got jobs in low-wage areas such as cleaning, sales and service or driver jobs. Well over half of those with university or college education can be said to be overqualified in their job, the SSB report states.

Refugees residing in Østfold, Vestfold and Oslo came to work or studies to a minimum, after completing the introductory program during the period. In Oslo, 44 percent were without any form of work or education. In Nordland, Finnmark, Møre og Romsdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Troms and Sogn and Fjordane, more than 70 percent were in work or in education.

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