Migrant worker numbers fall in recession

The number of people moving abroad to work has fallen dramatically since the start of the global downturn, research has revealed.

A report, commissioned by the BBC World Service and produced by the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, also found that those already abroad are more likely to stay put for the time being, although they are sending less money home to their families.

The BBC reported that exceptions include the UK and Ireland, where many Eastern European workers have already returned home, in particular those from Poland, where the economic conditions have not deteriorated as badly as elsewhere.

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