Combatting long-term unemployment among immigrants beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Experiences from the Nordic countries


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The number of people experiencing long-term unemployment also grew in all Nordic countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. This report documents and compares how immigrants have been affected by long-term unemployment and investigates which policies and initiatives policymakers implemented to support them.The report aims to answer the following research questions:Have immigrants in the Nordic countries been more likely to face long-term unemployment? How has the number of long-term unemployed immigrants developed and is it an ongoing challenge? Which national-level institutions and actors have been involved in supporting long-term unemployed immigrants and which policies and measures have been used? Which initiatives have been implemented to help long-term unemployed immigrants in finding new employment? What can we learn from these initiatives? 
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