Over 4 million UK jobs depend on Europe

March 31, 2014 4:43 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

A recent report from an economic think tank has estimated that 4.2 million jobs depend on Europe.


It was previously stated that 3 to 3.5 million British jobs are linked to exports to the EU, but The Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) has estimated that the figure exceeds 4 million.

The report claims that the number of jobs related to the EU has increased by half a million between 1997 and 2011. There has been a 12% increase in EU-related jobs the in the UK, 27% in London, and the number of technical and scientific related jobs have almost doubled. In addition to this, nearly 1 in 6 jobs in the North and Midlands are related to the EU.

The report states that exports to EU countries are worth £211 billion, so it is clear that leaving the EU would have a huge impact on Britain's economic recovery.

People in Britain deserve the right to good jobs, which would not be as accessible without Europe.

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