Friday fact file: Poles are the 6th largest, British are the 8th largest and Spaniards are the 10th largest foreign nationality working in Luxembourg.
Cross-border commuters make up roughly 47% of the Grand Duchy’s labour force, while Portuguese nationals represent 13%, and Poles are 0.8%, the Dutch are 0.7% and British passport holders are 0.6% of total workers, Luxembourg government figures have revealed.
In 2012, about 30% of the Grand Duchy’s labour market participants were Luxembourgers and 70% were foreigners, according to figures from Luxembourg’s statistics bureau Statec and its social insurance auditor, the Inspection générale de la sécurité sociale.
That proportion has remained more-or-less the same for more than a decade.
The ten largest foreign worker nationalities
1) France: 87,800
2) Portugal: 47,800
3) Belgium: 42,000
4) Germany: 40,200
5) Italy: 8,800
6) Poland: 2,800
7) Netherlands: 2,600
8) UK: 2,200
9) Former Yugoslavia, excluding Bosnia-Herzegovina: 2,100