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Romanians and Bulgarians in UK jobs down on last year

140,000 Bulgarians and Romanians were employed in Britain in the first three months of this year a 4,000 drop compared to the end of 2013, when employment restrictions were lifted. The figure was up by 28,000 compared to the same period last year.

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New figures belie migration 'scare story', says Cable

Business Secretary Vince Cable has said new figures on the numbers of Bulgarians and Romanians working in the UK show that claims of a new wave of immigration into Britain are unfounded.

The number of Bulgarians and Romanians employed in Britain since restrictions were lifted at the end of 2013 has fallen by 4,000 to 140,000.

But numbers rose by 28,000 when compared to the first three months of 2013, when 112,000 Bulgarians and Romanians were employed in Britain.

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