In Russia is becoming less legal labor migrants

In Russia is becoming less legal labor migrants

Experts Ranepa explain this deterioration in the labour market.

The number of migrant workers continues to decline, according to the analytical report of the Institute of social analysis and forecasting Ranhigs.

If at the end of last year in the country were 9.6 million foreigners by the end of January, 9.5 million

In the past year, in contrast to 2015, temporary migration was seasonal, foreigners have become increasingly travel to Russia at the end of the spring and by late autumn the wave went down.

85% of all foreigners in Russia are citizens of CIS countries. At the end of 2016, their number amounted to 8.2 million people (5% less than in January last year), at the end of January this year — 8.1 million the structure of the migration flow in the last year has changed. Decreased number in Russia of foreigners who arrived from countries traditionally considered a donor of labour migration.

So, the number of citizens of Uzbekistan, according to the interior Ministry, declined compared to 2014 30%, and Tajikistan by 13%. Also decreased the number of migrants from Azerbaijan and Moldova. However, it became more immigrants from the EEU countries, especially Kyrgyzstan: if at the end of January last year in Russia, there were 562 thousand of the citizens of this former Soviet Republic, after a year of 593 thousand the largest number of migrants remains Ukraine, although over the years it has decreased from 2.5 million to 2.4 million.

“Still does not restore the pre-crisis level the number of foreigners from developed countries of the West. The comparison with 2013 shows the gap more than doubled, and in some countries such as USA, Spain, UK — 4-6 times”, — the document says.

Officially declare the purpose of entry “work for hire” and make labor relations less than half of the temporary migrants, and the year they became even less

At the end of last year in Russia was 3.55 million people (at the end of 2015 to 3.55 million). However, about a quarter of those who indicated the purpose of entering the workforce, do not receive patents. At the end of last year, those documents were at 1.65 million foreigners. Given 851 thousand citizens of countries-members of the Union who are entitled to work without special permissions, got about 2.5 million migrant workers in legal status.

“The number of newly legalized in the labour market of migrants continues to fall from year to year. In 2016 migrant workers were issued in the amount of 1.67 million work permits and patents, and 82% from the 2015 level and 43% of the level in 2014,” the report says.

According to experts of the Ranepa, this situation is due to the deterioration of economic conditions in the labor market in Russia and the difficulties associated with the high cost of registration and monthly payment permits.