Migrants in the UK Labour Market: An Overview


Key points
The number of foreign-born people of working age in the UK increased from 2.9 million in 1993 to nearly 5.1 million in 2010.
The share of foreign-born people in total employment increased from 7.2% in 1993 to 13% in 2010. The share of foreign-citizens in total employment increased from 3.5% in 1993 to 8.5% in 2010.
Compared to the early 2000s, the presence of foreign-born workers has grown fastest in relatively low-skilled sectors and occupations. The increase in the share of foreign-born workers was fastest among process operatives (e.g. transport drivers, food, drink and tobacco process operators), up from 8.5% in 2002 to 29.4% in 2010.
In 2010, 36% of all foreign-born workers working as employees, and 43% of self-employed foreign-born workers lived in London.

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