Long-term inflows to Korea declined by 22% in 2009 to reach 243 000. The decline in permanent-type labour migration, which had been the driving component of the growth in migration to Korea in the years prior to the crisis, was particularly pronounced. Only about 100 000 persons entered under this title, a decline by more than a third from 2008. Family migration remains limited in Korea and tends to be more stable. It declined slightly from its 2008 level of 33 000 to 29 800 in 2009. It now represents slightly less than a fourth of total permanent-type inflows.