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Immigration has not increased unemployment or reduced wages

The Independent reports:

Immigration to Britain has not increased unemployment or reduced wages, a major new study has concluded.

Researchers at the London School of Economics looked at the levels of immigration to each of Britain’s counties, and compared it to the unemployment rate in the same area across the same period.

They found that there was no connection between how much immigration a county had seen between 2004 and 2012 and the area’s level of unemployment.

The study also looked at whether migrants coming to an area had led to a fall in wage levels and found no evidence that this was the case…

On average, immigration had a neutral effect on the employment and wage rates – neither increasing nor decreasing them.

That good news regarding immigration is something Labour, alas, won’t trumpet.

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