Brain drain up 9% last year

Immigration down 43% over last 10 yrs, emigration tripled

(ANSA) - Rome, November 29 - The 'brain drain' of graduates who left Italy rose 9% to almost 25,000 in 2016 over 2015, ISTAT said Wednesday.
    Both immigration and emigration rose last year, the statistics agency said.
    But over the last 10 years immigration was down 43%, from 527,000 in 2007 to 301,000 in 2016, it said.
    Emigration was over three times up, from 51,000 to 157,000.
    And internal migration started climbing again, up 4% last year.
   

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