Nearly all new jobs in the UK created by immigrants
The Telegraph reports that according to a study conducted by Migrationwatch UK, in spite of the fact that the number of people at work has risen by 1.34 percent in the UK over the past seven years, there has been a decrease in the number of British-born workers in employment by 62,000 over the same period.
The study revealed that the number of migrant workers in the UK from Eastern Europe has increased by half a million, and the figures are being used against the government to show that the policy of Gordon Brown of “British jobs for British workers” has been a complete failure.
Chairman of Migrationwatch, Sir Andrew Green, said that the migration patterns after 2001 has caused permanent harm to the employment opportunities of native workers.
Green said that from an immigration point of view this means that migration from Eastern Europe is moving into balance as it has been predicted, but when it comes to British-born workers, the damage to their prospects has been done and that too at a time when jobs of almost all kinds are at a premium.
Mr. Green also blamed the government of twisting the migration figures to their own advantage and smoke-screening the actual situation with tough talk regarding UK immigration.
The study revealed that between 2001 and 2008, UK saw 1.342 million growths in employment, of which UK nationals in work grew by just 253, 000 and foreign workers grew by 1, 087, 000.