More than 80 per cent of the jobs created last year were taken by people who were not born in this country, official figures revealed yesterday.
In 2010, employment rose by 210,000 compared with the previous year, but 173,000 jobs went to those born in countries from Poland to Pakistan.
Only 39,000 of the new jobs – less than one in five of the total – were taken by people born in Britain. [Inkluderar alltså andra generationens invandrare; undrar hur stor andel som gick till riktiga britter?]
The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics, showed that unemployment rose to a 17-year high of 2.53million, with an extra 27,000 people joining the search for work between November and January.
The figures show youth unemployment hit another all-time high, with the number of 16 to 24-year-olds out of work rising by 30,000 to 974,000.