Labor Migration, 2005


Labor Migration, 2005


In this map countries are colored according to the income and labor migration (per capita income is measured in U.S. dollars) in 2005. The darkest green-colored countries, like the United States, receive the biggest amount of labor migrants.

Labor migration is here described as a problem that usually entails regulations on the part of the destination countries. It is hereby recognized as a contemporary issue affected and affecting economies worldwide.

Legend indicates:

  • Olive: Greater than $10,000
  • Olive drab: 3,001-$10,000
  • Tea green: Less than $3,000
  • Beige: No data
  • Gray arrow: Labor migration trend


National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eigth Edition. Published by the National Geographic Society. Prepared by National Geographic Maps for The Book Division, 2005, page 16.


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