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Number of guest workers from Eastern Europe has tripled in UK in the past decade

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe number of guest workers from Eastern European countries that joined the European Union in 2004 exceeds four million in the UK.

The number of guest workers from Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary has increased there by 44,000 over the course of April – June in comparison with the same period of last year.

According to official statistical data, the total number of guest workers from the EU in Britain currently exceeds 2.23 million. Compared with Q2 2015, this number has grown by 238,000.

At the same time, the number of unemployed people in Britain has declined by 52,000 in April – June, dropping to 1.64 million.

This is the first batch of data the National Statistics Bureau published after the 23 June referendum on Britain’s exit from the EU.

The number of guest workers from Easter European countries in Britain has grown four times in the past decade.

Aside from guest workers from the aforementioned eight Eastern European countries, there are also 266,000 citizens of Bulgaria and Romania. Their numbers have grown by approximately 87,000 in comparison with Q2 of 2015.

Bulgarians and Romanians can work in the EU without restrictions since January 2014.

The number of guest workers from other EU member states in the UK ranges within 944,000 people.

Migration Watch’s chairman Lord Green notes that the pressure massive immigration has caused for local communities largely explains the outcome of the Brexit referendum.

«The new statistics underline why it is essential not just to regain control of our borders but also to reduce net migration significantly,» – he said.

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  1. Linda says:

    but Boris Johnson is bringing in “fantastic indian engineers” to add to the mix. Shame there is NOt much engineering left in UK.

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