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EU immigration not dragging down wages

National News // July 4, 2018

EU immigration is not having an adverse effect on Swiss jobs. That’s the conclusion from a report by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

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The report says the labour market is adapting well and wages are stable. It also shows immigration is down. The number of people moving to Switzerland shows an 11% decrease last year from the previous year.

But those arriving tend not to stay for that long. Around half moving to the country to work leave again within 5 years.  

The only effect on pay maybe for those at the top end. There is evidence immigration is providing a cap on executive packages.

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