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Migrant workers – do the Daily Express stats stand up?

08 Apr 2010, by in International, Labour market

Posting on Left Foot Forward, Richard and Nicola have undertaken an analysis of ONS statistics, refuting the Daily Express’ claim today that 98% of new jobs in the UK have been taken by migrant workers.

They show that when all jobs in the UK are considered, broken down by nationality not by country of birth, 50.3% of the jobs created since 1997 have been taken by UK nationals (around 1,375,000 positions) and that employment rates for UK nationals remain at the same level they were in 1997 – despite the sharpest global downturn since the 1920s.

You can read the full post on Left Foot Forward.

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