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    Number of EU Migrants Working in Britain Hits Record High

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    The number of European migrants working in the United Kingdom has risen by 10 percent this year, reaching 2.15 million, according to a report published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The majority of the 224,000 EU migrants who gained employment in Britain in the year ending March 2016 are from France, Italy and Spain. 

    ​Labor migration from outside of the European Union remained mostly unchanged. 

    ​The new data will undoubtedly be used by the rival camps in the upcoming EU referendum, as it is often claimed European migration is a drain on the UK budget.

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