Comment on today's labour market statistics


February 21, 2018

The EU-born workforce stands at 2.39 million, which is higher than before the referendum. The number of EU8-born workers has dipped below a million, but the number of EU2-born workers remains at near record levels. Meanwhile, the number of EU14-born workers has increased to its highest level ever.

Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Vice Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

Today’s figures show yet another increase in the number of EU migrant workers in the UK of 80,000 over the year. There is no sign whatsoever of EU workers abandoning the UK. Indeed, this illustrates the need for a major decrease in immigration and Brexit is the opportunity to achieve it.

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