Two out of three new jobs taken by foreigners in Britain last year

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London, Jan 19 (ANI): Foreigners are taking away two out of three new jobs in Britain, with statistics showing that only 100,000 of 297,000 workers who began new posts between July and September 2010 were native Britons.

The Daily Mail quoted figures from the Office for National Statistics as saying that of the rest, 90,000 jobs in the country were credited to people belong to Poland and other Eastern European countries that joined the European Union in 2004, and the rest belonged to other parts of the world.

The analysis, published in the ONS journal Economic and Labour Market Review, also showed that while a million jobs have become available in Britain over the past six years, there are now a third of a million fewer British-born people in work, the paper said.

It further claimed that the number of British-born people in jobs has gone down by 334,000 since the beginning of 2004, while nearly 1.3million foreign-born individuals have found work in the UK. Of these, 530,000 were from Eastern Europe and 770,000 from elsewhere in the world.

Sir Andrew Green, of the think-tank MigrationWatch, said that these latest figures can only de described as "spectacular".

"There are no fixed numbers of jobs in an economy but it is very hard to escape the conclusion that foreign-born workers are taking jobs that might be done by British workers," he added. (ANI)

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