Brain drain slowed

NZPA report:

Immigration statistics show the brain drain has slowed dramatically over the past year, the Government said today.

Departures of New Zealand citizens to Australia were down 34 per cent and departures to the UK were down 26 per cent, Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman said.

The decrease in departures has been significant. I’ve charted the monthly comparisons for the last six years.

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The May 2009 figure is lower than even May 2004.

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