There were 12,000 foreign residents in Liechtenstein in 2000, comprising approximately one-third of the total population. Moreover, about 6,885 Austrians and Swiss commute to Liechtenstein every day. Several hundred Italian, Greek, and Spanish workers have migrated to the principality on a semi-permanent basis. In 1998 and 1999, Liechtenstein accepted a high number of Kosovo Albanian asylum-seekers, granting them temporary protection. The number of asylum-seekers and people under temporary protection, totaling around 31,000, comprised nearly 2% of the overall population of Liechtenstein in 1999. The net migration rate in 1999 was 5.9 migrants per 1,000 population. The government views the migration levels as satisfactory.