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Foreign worker numbers surge to a record 2.4m as Eastern Europeans return to Britain
Posted By admin On October 19, 2010 @ 7:35 am In World News | Comments Disabled
Daily Mail 
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The number of foreigners working in Britain has hit an all-time high despite the fragile state of the recovery.
This summer, the total topped 2.4million for the first time after thousands arrived from abroad in the spring.
Some of them were Poles and other Eastern Europeans who began to return to the UK. The number of Eastern European workers also reached a record – of 551,000.
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It means the workforce of foreigners has surged by more than a million in only seven years.
By contrast the number of Britons in jobs fell by hundreds of thousands during the recession.
The growing total of foreign workers comes at a time of deepening concern over the five million British adults who do not work and the intensification of Government efforts to persuade many that jobs are preferable to a life of benefits dependency.
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