Labour immigrants take little work from refugees

At the Car Repair ShopAt the Car Repair Shop.Photo: Frank May / NTB scanpix

Labour immigrants have to a small extent competed against refugees in the labour market, according to Statistics Norway (SSB). This is because, among other things, they have very different skills.


Among refugees, sales and service industries are most prevalent, at 37.5%. The group follows cleaners and relief workers with more than 15.2%, SSB reported.

Among labour immigrants, craftsmen constitute the largest group, with 27%. The proportion of cleaners and relief workers are about the same for labour immigrants as for refugees.Sales and service industries, on the other hand, are less widespread among labour immigrants, by 12.2%.

More than half of the refugees have only primary education as their highest completed education. Among immigrant workers, only 17% have only primary education.


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