Labour migration

Migrant groups in Africa.
Migration today is largely linked to the search for a job and better wages. Even if employment is not the primary driver, it usually features in the international migration process at some point. Migrants tend to choose destinations where they expect to find work fit for their skills, resulting in higher labour force participation rates. Labour migration in Africa is largely characterized by low-skilled movements to regional labour markets on the continent for employment and economic opportunities. Indeed, more than 80% of migration flows of African nationals take place within the African continent. Demand in economic sectors such as agriculture, fishing, mining and construction as well as services such as domestic work, health and care, cleaning, restaurants and hotels, and commerce are significant drivers of labour mobility to regions within the continent.
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