Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Britons 'forced out of work by immigration'

Foreign workers push 100,000 young Britons into unemployment, report claims.

By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 2:44am GMT 18/12/2007

More than 100,000 young Britons may have been pushed into unemployment by the new wave of Eastern European immigrants, an economic analysis on the impact of migration has revealed.
The study, by the influential Ernst & Young ITEM Club, found that although the recent influx has boosted Britain's economy and kept inflation low, it may have increased unemployment for younger Britons and reduced pay increases for all.
Recent immigrant employment may have come at a cost to the domestic workforce
Since 1997, 1.5 million foreign workers have entered the British workplace, with many of these arriving from Eastern Europe in the past three years since the European Union expansion. This new group typically earns 40 per cent less than British workers.


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