Number of labor migrants from Russia doubles in Kazakhstan over the year

The number of labor migrants from Russia has doubled in Kazakhstan for a year. Altynai Omurbekova, Director of the Department of Labor Migration and Social Protection of the EEC, provided such data during a videoconference.

She noted that in 2022 the total number of labor migrants in the territory of the Eurasian space was 1,647,455 people. «This is 35,000 more than it was in 2021. I would like to remind you that the total labor market in five countries is 93 million, of which 1.8 percent enjoy their right to mobility and find employment in some countries of the EAEU,» she said.

Altynai Omurbekova added that, compared to 2021, the number of labor migrants from Armenia decreased in Russia and from Kyrgyzstan increased by almost 90,000. Kazakhstan and Belarus remained at the same level.

«Data on Kazakhstan have changed. There were twice as many workers from Russia — there were 32,000 and the number increased to 63,000, the number of citizens of Kyrgyzstan slightly decreased,» she said.

Source: News Agency