Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Nine out of ten people who joined the workforce last year were foreign nationals, official figures revealed yesterday.
The number is far higher than had been previously thought.
British nationals accounted for only a tiny fraction of the rise in employment among working age people with most new workers being immigrants.
Last night experts warned there could be a ‘jobless recovery’ for British workers unless ministers get to grips with immigration.
The new figures raise questions about whether the Government’s drive to get millions off benefits and into work can be achieved without further curbs on immigration. They will also increase pressure to reform the bloated benefits system.
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This article was posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 2:26 am