UK-born unwilling to do low skill work

Number of UK-born in low-skill jobs decreases from 3.04 million to 2.56 million since 2002 beginning


27th May 2011: Give foreigners a fair share. Figures reveal that UK born are just not willing to do low skill work.


The figures  reveal that the number of UK-born people in low-skill jobs has decreased from 3.04 million to 2.56 million since the beginning of 2002.

The data assumes signigicance as the foreigners are often blamed for taking away the jobs of the native workers. It now makes it clear that the Uk born themselves are not willing to take up some of the low skill jobs.
Low-skill jobs are the ones that need a basic level of education and a short period of training, On the other hand, high-skill occupations usually require a university level of education or extensive work experience.
The data goes on to show approximately one in five, or 20.6 per cent, workers in low-skill occupations were born outside the UK in the first quarter of 2011.
The figure makes it clear that their number has registered an increase from around just about one in 11 workers, or 9.0 per cent, in the correspondoing period of 2002.
With this, it is also clear that the number of non-UK born workers in low-skill jobs has increased by 367,000.
Their number in the first quarter of 2011 was 666,000, up from 298,000 at the beginning of 2002.
It is also apparent that the percentage of non-UK born workers in each of the three higher-skill groups has also increased, though it was not as significant as in the case of in low-skill jobs.
The non-UK born workers can be grouped into those born in EU 14 countries —  Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden; and EU A8 countries — Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovak Republic, and Slovenia; and the rest of the world countries.

The figures also make it evident that a majority of the 367,000 in the low-skill jobs were workers born in EU A8 countries. Their number was up 235,000 from 4,000 to 239,000. There was also rise of 142,000 — 212,000 to 353,000– in the workers born in rest of the world countries. A marginal fall of 10,000 — 83,000 to 73,000 — was registered in those from EU 14 countries.



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