Workers from Bulgaria Romania in UK Reach Fresh High of 219000
(MENAFN- The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) The number of EUworkersin theUKhit a record high of 2.1 million people at the end of September including 219000 Romanians and Bulgarians The Telegraph reported on Wednesday citing official data.
For the first time the number ofworkersfromBulgariaandRomaniahas exceeded 200000 – also a record for the UK. The two countries both joined the EU in 2007. Britain lifted all employment restrictions on the citizens of the two countries from the start of 2014 to comply with EU law.
There were about 300000workersfrom other EU countries in theUKat the end of September an increase of 16% year on year which is the largest annual rise since records began in 1997.
The number of Bulgarian and Romanianworkersin theUKincreased by 30000 in a year reaching 219000 at end-September according to data from theUKOffice for National Statistics.
Between end-July and end-September the number ofworkersfrom the eight former Communist countries which joined the EU in 2004 reached 982000 - an increase of 200000 in two years and another record.
The largest increase however was reported among the "old EU” member states such as Greece Italy and Spain. The flow of citizens from those 14 states rose by about a fifth in the year to end-September reaching 881000 - the highest since records began in 1997.
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