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  • 1/26/2017

    Swedish Migration Agency starts return to smaller organisation

    In the next few years the Swedish Migration Agency is going to reduce staff numbers on account of fewer asylum seekers and a smaller budget. The next step in this planning is to phase out 23 500 directly contracted places in accommodation in the spring, leading to a smaller need of accommodation staff. Initially employees in Region Mid Sweden will be affected.
  • 1/17/2017

    Highest number of asylum decisions to date

    In 2016, 111,979 people learned the outcome of their application for asylum. This is the highest number of asylum decisions ever made by the Swedish Migration Agency in one year. This concerted effort was necessitated by the high number of asylum seekers – some 163,000 – arriving in 2015. In 2016, a total of 28,939 people applied for asylum in Sweden.

Last updated: 2018-01-12

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