Britain was boosted by news that we had experienced the largest gain in jobs for 21 years over the last three months.

But over three quarters of those jobs were filled with foreign born workers says an Express report. 188,000 more people found work over the period and only 43,000 of them were filled by British born workers. That, at 23%, is less than a quarter.


But the total number of people still out of work is around 2.46 million.

According to a report by the think-tank Migrationwatch, “mass immigration of the past decade has damaged the employment opportunities of UK born workers in the areas most affected”.

The six key findings of the report (Employment 3.10) are as follows:

1 Unemployment is higher in those areas of England which have experienced the highest levels of immigration.

2 Employment rates in these areas are also lower compared with areas that have received comparatively little immigration from overseas.

3 The employment rate of the UK-born labour force is around six percentage points higher than that of non-UK born components of the labour force.

4 There is a positive relationship between unemployment and net immigration from abroad in London.

5 For every one percentage point increase in the ‘international immigration rate’ (NIM) of a London borough, there is an increase of around a fifth of one percentage point in the unemployment rate in that borough.

6 Immigration from overseas into London boroughs is associated with a fall in the employment rate of UK-born inhabitants: for every one percentage point increase in the share of immigrants in London boroughs there is a fall of around half a percentage point in the employment rate of UK-born inhabitants.

The report claims that many immigrants only come to the UK in order to find work and that little or no benefit has been identified to the country by allowing them to do so.

So we’ve got workers coming in to do the work that many of the indigenous population won’t do. Jobs presumably that need doing. The employers need to find people to do the work and as the saying goes ‘a volunteer is worth ten pressed men’. The system could be made to force Brits to take the jobs. But I’m sure employers are probably happier dealing with willing immigrants rather than surly Brits who resent being ordered to do the work (therefore probably working badly).

So don’t blame the immigrants or the employers.

Has earning a living wage (one that lets you get by) become so beneath us? We all now as a matter of course expect an easy living wage (one that allows you to live it up). With benefits being there for those that choose the getting by scenario. Or am I being too harsh? It may be more down to such things as mobility of the workers, or that foreign workers are just better

One last point, the figures quoted come from those we know about.

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