August 13, 2010
The thrust of the Migrationwatch press release “Immigration has damaged employment prospects for British workers” (below) is reinforced by today’s employment statistics release on 11 August - see http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/lmsuk0810.pdf.
The bar chart on page 4 and table 8 show that nearly 80% of the increase in employment over the second quarter of 2010 has comprised immigrants.
Employment increased by 188,000 between the first and second quarters of this year but 145,000 of them or 77% went to non UK born workers, that is immigrants.
Many immigrants acquire nationality after some years in Britain but the employment figures for non British nationals are virtually the same as for non British born. This means that those who have entered employment in the last quarter are largely recent immigrants.