Rapid rise in number of migrants seeking work in UK

The number of migrants seeking work in the UK rose by 27% in the space of a year, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.

201,000 people came to the country for employment in 2013, up from 180,000 the previous year.

Of those, 125,000 were from the EU, compared to 95,000 the previous year.

Work remains the most common reason for immigration to the UK, the ONS said.

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Rapid rise in migrants seeking UK jobs

The number of migrants seeking work in the UK rose by 27% in the space of a year, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.