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Latest labour market figures show that Brexit vote has not discouraged EU nationals from working in UK

brexit.lockelord.com
November 17, 2016

The latest employment figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the number of EU workers in employment in the third quarter rose by 221,000 compared to the previous year. A spokesperson for the ONS, commenting on these figures, said “that limited evidence suggests the referendum outcome and subsequent devaluation of sterling has had little impact so far on the number of EU workers in the UK labour force”. The rate of new jobs growth slowed in the three months following the vote but the employment rate fell to its lowest level in 11 years at 4.8% in the third quarter, down from 5.3% last year.

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