Figures Reveal Number of Migrant Workers in UK

Figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that the number of Romanian and Bulgarian workers within the UK has fallen, despite border controls being lifted at the start of the year.

According to the official figures, for the month of March there were 122,000 migrants from Bulgaria and Romania working within the UK, a decrease on the 125,000 working within the country during December.

In addition to revealing that the number of migrant workers from Romania and Bulgaria within the UK fell from December to March, the official figures have also revealed that since border controls were lifted in January, the number of migrant workers from the two countries has fallen by 4,000.

However, despite the fall in migrant workers from Romania and Bulgaria, the official figures show that the numbers of workers from the two countries within the UK are still higher than they were a year ago.

The figures have also shown that overall there are 2.7 million foreign nationals working within the UK; with a rise being cited to 75,000 workers coming to the UK from Eastern European countries.

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