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13 December 2021, 18:36

Positive migration balance was recorded in Bashkiria first time in eight years

The pandemic year 2020 corrected the outflow of the population; at the end of 2021, the Bashkortostan Statistics Agency records a positive migration balance. Now the authorities set themselves the task of providing labor resources with work and earnings.

Migration decline in population has been observed in Bashkiria since 2014. The maximum outflow occurred in 2018 (minus 8,858 people). "The previous year, 2020, made its adjustments in connection with the pandemic, which not only reduced the population outflow but even brought it towards positive values. This year, there is a positive trend for the first time in eight years", Minister of Family, Labor and Social Protection of the Population Lenara Ivanova said at a briefing session in the government.

The total migration growth of the population in January-September amounted to 4302 people. The number of people who left the republic during this period was 31 thousand people. 35.3 thousand people came to live in the republic. 69.1 thousand people migrated within the region.

Migration growth is observed in nine districts and cities - Ufa, Neftekamsk, Oktyabrsky, Sterlitamak. Most often, people choose Ufimsky, Iglinsky, Krasnokamsky districts, and the city of Ufa.

"Foreign students are a very promising direction. Our medical university is the leader here, which rector is personally involved in this; he is doing a great job. Other universities should catch up too", the Head of Bashkiria, Radiy Khabirov, commented.

He noted that the arriving people should be provided with jobs and decent wages. According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, several production facilities created within the framework of investment projects should open by the end of the year. It is expected to create at least 15 thousand additional jobs.

Translated by:Tatyana Aksyutina