ILO What Works Research Brief No. 11

Labour market integration of immigrants

Many ILO member States are now ‘new’ immigration countries, in the sense that they are experiencing considerably more immigration than previously. As a result, they are having to consider how to manage labour market integration to improve the functioning of their labour markets and thereby accelerate economic growth, while at the same time working towards an inclusive society. The need to reinforce labour market integration policies has become widely recognized, particularly in Europe (European Commission, 2016).