The number of jobs occupied by people born outside Britain grew by almost 300,000 over the three months to June, while the number of British-born people in employment fell by 50,000, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
The number of British-born people in employment was 25 million over the three months to June, a fall of 50,000 on a year earlier. Conversely, the number of people with jobs who were born outside Britain was 4.15 million, an increase of 289,000.
Meanwhile, the number of unemployed 16- to 24- year-olds grew by 15,000 to 949,000 between March and June. This means more than one in five young people, 20.2 per cent, are now unemployed. And figures released in August showed national unemployment climbing to 4.19 million, with a steep rise in London. ■