Many immigrants in Norway are overqualified for their jobs
The proportion of overqualified immigrants was 42% in 2015 and little has changed in the last six years. For the general population, the proportion has been around 14% throughout this period.
Especially in shops, hotels, restaurants and the transport industry, there are many jobs that do not require higher education. This is also where the highest proportion of overqualified immigrants is found – a whole 70%, according to figures from 2021. It is also in these occupations that wages are lowest.
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