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Higher Employment Rates for Natives Than Foreigners in EU, Official Data Show

Eurostat, the European data provider, revealed that the number of indigenous European employees remains the highest among other groups for the second quarter of 2021 (April, May and June).

Moreover, the number of country-born employees of indigenous origin aged 20-64 was 75 percent, similar to locally-born people of mixed backgrounds (75 percent). In contrast, native employees of foreign origin worked 4 percent less. Additionally, employment rates for those born abroad are the lowest, at 67 percent, reports.

Moreover, employment rates based on level of education—including lower than primary, primary, and lower secondary education—stand in relatively similar groups for both native-born foreign-borns (53 percent) and foreign-born 56 percent. Persons.

Employment rates for individuals with a higher level of education, such as those with college degrees, varied by 10 percent. 77 percent of foreign-born work compared to 87 percent of country-born who have a job.

A difference in employment rates was also observed for those with an intermediate level of education (in most non-secondary or post-secondary education), as the following graph shows:

According to demographic data, men hold more job positions than women in all immigration and education settings. However, the smallest difference in rates between the sexes was observed between those born of indigenous, mixed, and foreign descent with a high level of education, representing a variance of 4 percent for indigenous and mixed backgrounds and five percentage points of the difference between the sexes. foreign background).

On the other hand, foreign-borns had the most significant differences, from 12 percentage points for those with a high level of education to 24 percentage points for those with a low level of education. In general, the data show that the higher the level of education between groups, the narrower the gender gap for all categories of immigration status. previously reported that ICT education was dominated by men in the European Union with 83 per cent of the 2.7 million people working in this field being men. On the other hand, the percentage of female employees in ICT education was 17.2 percent.

“These EU-specific patterns underscore the fact that between 2010 and 2020, the number of people employed in ICT education grew, on average, for both men and women in 15 of the 23 EU member states for which data are available.” , reads the Eurostat statement.

This means that besides the numbers in the field have increased, the gender gap in employment is still evident.

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