Fewer EEA citizens are taking seasonal jobs in Norway

Forestry:Forestry. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

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From 2017 to 2019, the number of seasonal workers from EEA countries has fallen by 16 percent, while workers from third world countries, who must have a visa to work in Norway, has increased by 29 percent.

Figures show that the Nation has received from the Directorate of Immigration.

The figures, on the other hand, include all industries. In agriculture, forestry, and fishing, the number of seasonal workers from third world countries has increased by 24 percent.

The general explanation for why there are fewer seasonal workers from EEA countries and more from third world countries outside Europe is economic development in Poland, the Baltic countries, and partly Romania, according to researcher Harald Espeli at BI Norwegian Business School.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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