Employment rates for UK and non-UK nationals (aged 16 to 64 years), not seasonally adjusted, January to March 1999 to January to March 2019
Notes: The EU series are based on the current membership of the EU; for example Poland is included in the EU series throughout the entire time series, although Poland did not join the EU until 2004.
As shown in Figure 3, the employment rate for non-UK nationals from the EU has been higher than that for UK nationals since the mid-2000s, reflecting higher employment rates (and correspondingly low economic inactivity rates) for migrants from East European countries within the EU.
The estimated employment rates for non-UK nationals from outside the EU have been consistently lower than that for UK nationals and for EU nationals, partly due to lower participation in the labour market from some population groups, for example, Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals.
Since the Mid-2000s the Employment Rate for EU Nationals has Been Higher than that for UK Nationals – March 2019
Source: ONS, UK and non-UK people in the labour market: May 2019
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