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October Immigration Figures

Some 1,687 new immigrants arrived in Israel last month, compared to 1,525 in September, the Jewish Agency spokesman reported Monday. The largest group of immigrants, 394, came from the Soviet Union, and 267 came from the United States.

In the first 10 months of this year some 18,869 immigrants arrived in Israel, a drop of 40 percent from the same period last year when 31,666 immigrants arrived. The decrease was among Soviet immigrants — 7,160 compared to 14,654 in the first 10 months of 1979, a decrease of more than 50 percent. A slight increase was recorded in the number of immigrants from Rumania: some 889 in January-October, 1980, compared to 717 in the same period last year.