166,000 immigrants grabbed jobs as Britons roam jobless
United Kingdom, 19th April: Immigrants coming to the UK are getting employment while putting a large number of Britons out of work.
This has been revealed by latest official figures by ONS (Office for National Statistics).
Migrants make hay as Britons lose jobs—Quite shocking as it may seem, the number of immigrants in the UK got 166,000 new jobs last years while exactly the same number of UK-born workers became jobless.
The ONS figures show an increase in the number of immigrants joining the workforce in the UK taking the figures to more than 2.5 million. And out of these immigrants getting jobs in the UK, nearly 50 percent hail from other EU nation. On the other hand, number of Britons having jobs went down to 26.6 million.
As per the EU agreement by Brussels, migrants are allowed free movement including the right to work in the UK.
Marginal decline in unemployment--The only source of solace for the UK is that there has been a fall in the rate of unemployment in the nation in the period of three months to February this year.
A decline of 0.1 point has been witnessed in the jobless rate taking it to 8.3 percent. This means there are around 35,000 lesser jobless people in the UK now than in November last year.
This might show some relation between immigration and growing unemployment among Britons calling for an immediate need to cut the immigration rates in the UK. It seems the pledge by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron to bring down the UK immigration levels is not delivering any promise.
UK must act now to control immigration--Taking a serious view of the condition, Peter Bone, a Tory MP, asserted to take control of UK borders from the EU. If the immigration rate is not brought under control, it might blow a serious damage to community relations in the UK, Bone further maintained. The UK must control its borders or it will see Britons blaming migrants for robbing them of jobs, he stated.
More and more foreigners are joining the UK workforce while British workers are lagging behind in the competition for jobs in the UK, said chairman of MigrationWatch (a UK think tank), Sir Andrew Green.
Britons lack go-get attitude, work experience—The fact why young Britons are losing out in the race for jobs is that they don’t have the attitude and the work experience possessed by migrants, says UK Employment Minister Chris Grayling.
Young British-born workers cannot beat the migrants, especially older foreigners coming to the UK, in terms of work experience, the minister clarified.
That’s because such Britons have just left their school or college. Apart from skills and work experience, young Britons also lagged behind in terms of their attitudes needed for getting the jobs.