The global recession has caused international immigration to drop 6% after five years of growth averaging 11%, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Immigrant youth and male migrants working in sectors particularly affected by the recession such as restaurants and construction faced the stiffest unemployment rates.
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Despite this, India displaced Romania in 2008 as the third largest source country for immigrants to OECD countries. Indians account for around 4% of the total migration to OECD countries, behind China (10%) and Poland (5%). Indians also number the largest non-immigrant population in the US, according to a report by the US department of homeland security.
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