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A farmer from Lincolnshire says he needs migrant workers because of their reliability. Roger Welberry runs a business just outside Boston and says when he gets English workers they get a three month trial, but often they are not as punctual and hard working as their colleagues from the continent.
Figures included in this quarter's release from the Office for National Statistics show there are 112,000 Bulgarian and Romanian nationals working in Britain, but that figure could increase when restrictions are relaxed in the coming months.
Rachel Bull's grandfather moved here from Poland in World War Two. She now lives in Boston in Lincolnshire and she has some concerns about what the effect of that influx might be.
Today's unemployment figures show for the first time how many Romanian and Bulgarian nationals are working here - 112,000 across the country. Karolina Pelka is a shop worker in Boston, Lincolnshire but originally came from Poland. She says better pay and conditions attract people here.
As the latest figures show an increase in the number of people in our region without work, jobseekers in Boston, Lincolnshire have been sharing their stories of job hunting. Despite frequent criticism of migrant workers taking jobs, several said they would not be prepared to take on menial jobs.
The Employment Minister Mark Hoban says there are record numbers of people in work in Yorkshire and the Humber but more needs to be done to encourage job creation.
The number of people out of work in Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire rose by 1.6% in the first three months of the year, according to figures released by the Government.
Between January and the end of March the total number of people unemployed in the region went up 4000 to 250,000.
It means the current unemployment rate in the region is 9%.