There Are 500,000 Foreigners Working in The Czech Republic

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The number of foreigners working living legally in the Czech Republic last year exceeded half a million for the first time, out of a total 10.6 million population. Most foreigners are economically active. 

This translates to roughly 5% of the population, and according to some sources, 3% of that is Slovak. In the country, Prague has the highest concentration of foreigners at about 14%. The lowest concentration is in the Opava district, where it is 0.9 percent. 

Over 40 percent of foreigners come from Ukraine or Slovakia. There were 14 refugees in the country last year.

The number of foreigners in the Czech Republic has risen by over 130,000 in the last decade. Since 2004 the number of foreigners in the Czech Republic has almost doubled, and there has been an increase in the number of people seeking long-term residency permits.

A large percentage of non-nationals registered in 2017 were from the EU. These included 111,500 Slovaks, over 20,300 Poles, nearly 21,300 Germans, around 3800 French citizens and 5,300 Brits.

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