DURING the first six months of the year, 3,504 people are reported to have left Alicante Province to go abroad in search of work and a new life. According to data from the National Statistics Institute (INE), 2015 is on track to become a record year in terms of the number of workers who left the province. Throughout 2014, 5,647 left the province.
According to the INE, in the first half of the year the province received more immigrants (10,141) than people who have gone to live abroad. The European Union and South America were the main destinations for workers leaving the province with most aged between 25 and 49 years.
Nationally, Spaniards still leave Spain in search of better opportunities in other countries with 50,844 leaving between January and June this year; 30 per cent more than during the same period in 2014. The main destinations are the UK, France and Germany.