Sweden: less than 30% of migrants are self sufficient after 5 years. 70%+ on welfare

Apr 18, 2020

Currently, roughly 20% of Sweden’s population was born in another country, and the gap in employment numbers between natives and foreign-born is among the widest in Europe.

According to the study’s results, it takes an average of 12-13 years after their arrival before even 50% of migrants in Sweden have achieved basic self-sufficiency, amounting to 12,800 kronor per month after tax (approximately 1,200 euros). For the most part, migrants live on government funding.

The majority of migrants of working age failed to achieve self-sufficiency between 1990 and 2016 — in 2016, more than 600,000 working-age migrants were not self-sufficient.

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