580 foreigners a day got a job as the number of unemployed britishers rose

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  1. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    580 foreigners a DAY got a job here last year... as the number of British-born unemployed soared

    - More than 1m women now jobless in Britain - 91,000 rise on last year
    - More than 530 Britons losing their jobs every DAY
    - Britain's overall jobless rate of 8.4 per cent is worst since 1995
    - North West worst hit region in last quarter with 26,000 more jobless
    - Union boss describes 'worst employment prospects since recession began'


    AROUND 580 foreigners landed a job in the UK every day last year while the number of British-born workers collapsed, official figures revealed today.

    The Office for National Statistics said the number of British-born workers with a job crashed by 208,000 last year.

    But this is the exact opposite of what is happening to foreign-born workers, with numbers jumping by 212,000 last year.

    Figures also revealed that women bore the brunt of the latest rise in unemployment, as figures showed today the number of female jobseekers has leapt to its highest rate in 23 years.

    Two thirds of the 48,000 extra unemployed in the last quarter were women, as Britain's jobless rate rose for the eighth month in a row.

    More than a million women are now unemployed in this country, the highest number in nearly a quarter of a century and a rise of 91,000 over last year, according to the think tank IPPR.

    Young workers have also been hit hard by unemployment, with over million aged 16-24 now jobless, and nearly 250,000 unemployed for more than a year.

    The total number of those out of work in the last quarter of 2011 leapt to 2.67 million, a jobless rate of 8.4 per cent, the worst figure since the end of 1995.

    Numbers claiming Jobseeker's Allowance rose by 6,900 in January to 1.6 million, the 11th consecutive monthly increase.

    Of the 48,000 out of work in Britain at the end of last year, up to 33,000 are women and the remaining number of over 15,000 are men.

    More than 530 workers every day are losing their jobs as Britain’s unemployment crisis deepens, official figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed today.

    Between October and December, 48,000 people joined the swelling ranks of 2.67million unemployed people in this country.

    This means around one million people have lost their job since the credit crunch struck in August 2007, and face a battle against other desperate jobseekers to find another one.

    The resulting clamour for employment means there is an average of almost six people chasing each job vacancy, with record numbers forced to accept part-time work because they could not find a full-time job.

    Ministers insisted there were 'encouraging signs of stability' in the labour market, but one union boss today gave a bleaker outlook, describing 'the worst employment prospects for Britons since the recession began.'

    Other union bosses also rounded on the Coalition in light of the rising unemployment figures

    The number of women claiming the allowance increased by 1,500 last month to 531,700, the highest figure since the summer of 1995.

    Reacting to the figures, Sir Andrew Green, chairman of the think-tank, Migrationwatch, described the extraordinary increase in foreign-born workers as ‘quite extraordinary’.

    He said: ‘Given the continued increase in the number of British workers who are unemployed, it seems quite extraordinary that some employers are still employing agencies to recruit workers from overseas.’

    Recently, the Employment Minister, Chris Grayling, was asked about why one branch of the sandwich chain Pret a Manger appeared to be staffed entirely by foreigners.

    He said: ‘It is certainly a situation that I find unacceptable. Of course, this country has benefitted from people coming in from other countries to work.

    ‘But I want to see more young people in positions in this country and I want…to see them getting jobs that become vacant, rather than people coming into the UK.’

    The data also prompted anger from gender equality groups.

    Anna Bird, acting chief executive of the Fawcett Society, said: 'These new figures must act as a wake-up call to Government - we are in a time of crisis.

    'Cuts are threatening women's equality as jobs dry up, benefits are slashed and vital public services disappear.'

    A record number of people are working part-time because they cannot find full-time jobs - up by 83,000 over the latest quarter to 1.35 million.

    Employment increased by 60,000 to 29 million, mainly due to a rise of 90,000 in the number of part-time employees to 6.6 million.

    Other data from the Office for National Statistics showed a 22,000 increase in youth unemployment to 1.04 million, which includes 307,000 in full-time education who were looking for work.

    The 48,000 increase in unemployment was the smallest quarterly rise since last summer.

    UK unemployment: Number of female jobseekers reaches highest level in 23 years | Mail Online
     
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  3. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Why do you read these shit british news papers? They are so wrong and spread xenophobia to their populace by blaming the less than 5% immigrant population for everything from Crime to economic miss management!
     
  4. Bangalorean

    Bangalorean Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    They should stop taking in Indians and Chinese.

    They should continue taking in Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. Mainly Pakis. That is the only way for Britain to achieve eternal peace.
     
  5. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Awesome, foreigners can pay their dole cheque. :laugh:
     

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