Ireland has the highest percentage of people living abroad out of all OECD countries. One out of every six Irish-born people currently resides in another country
, illustrating the devastating and enduring impact the global financial crisis has had on the country. Emigration
has fallen slightly in Ireland but remains high with 35,300 people leaving in the 12 months to April 2015, a 13 percent drop on the previous year. New Zealand (14.1 percent), Portugal (14.0 percent) and Mexico (12.2 percent) also have high percentages of their native-born populations living abroad.