(c) Council of Europe

Do Europeans move across borders for jobs?

The European Union has created the basis for workforce mobility, making it much easier on a legal basis to settle down in another EU-Country and work there. However, Labor mobility is not as high as one would expect: According to the Report “Geographic Mobility in the European Union (2008)” by the European Commission, only 0,2 % of the EU-15-workforce are moving across borders – in comparison to 2,3 % of the US-workforce, who move interstate. Excluding Luxembourg, Labor mobility in the EU-15 is even much lower (0.1 %). However, this doen’t mean that Europeans are not mobile at all, since inter-regional mobility within countries is about 1 %.

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