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Britain receives three times more interest from EU job seekers than France or Germany

The percentage of Europeans seeking work in Britain significantly outstrips the percentage of Britons looking for jobs in mainland Europe, according to research by Indeed.

 

The research report, ‘Europe on the Move’, analysed tens of millions of searches by job seekers in EU15 countries, including the UK. It found that, among those looking for work in a foreign country, Britain was consistently the first choice.

 

The research revealed that the UK receives nearly three times more interest from EU job seekers than either of the next two most popular destinations – Germany and France.

 

Table: United Kingdom is the most desirable country for EU15 Job Seekers

(Top countries by inbound share of EU15 cross-border job search)

 

1

United Kingdom

37.2%

2

France

12.1%

3

Germany

11.7%

4

Netherlands

8.0%

5

Belgium

6.2%

6

Spain

5.7%

7

Italy

5.3%

8

Ireland

5.3%

9

Austria

2.8%

10

Luxembourg

1.9%

11

Portugal

1.5%

12

Sweden

1.2%

13

Denmark

0.6%

14

Greece

0.4%

15

Finland

0.3%

 

By contrast, just 15% of those Brits who are looking for work overseas choosing to search in the EU, according to the research. This is less than half the comparable figures for job hunters in the Eurozone's two biggest economies, Germany (36%) and France (37%) — and considerably less than all other EU15 countries.

 

Table: The most EU-oriented job seekers

(Percentage of searches by domestic workers looking to work abroad in other EU15 countries)

1

Luxembourg

71.1%

2

Belgium

66.5%

3

Austria

64.1%

4

Greece

49.8%

5

Ireland

49.6%

6

Spain

48.4%

7

Portugal

46.3%

8

Netherlands

45.9%

9

Italy

43.4%

10

Denmark

40.4%

11

Finland

37.7%

12

Sweden

37.5%

13

France

37.1%

14

Germany

35.9%

15

United Kingdom

15.3%

 

Indeed's data showed that 98.5% of searches by UK users looked for jobs in Britain — the highest level in any EU country.

 

Mariano Mamertino, economist at Indeed, commented, “Freedom of movement has always been one of the EU’s central tenets but according to this research, Europe is delivering the UK one-way traffic. It’s very clear that the average Briton is considerably less likely to want to work in Europe than the average European wants to work in Britain. In the 19th Century, Britain pursued a foreign policy of splendid isolation and, based on this evidence, the isolationist mindset appears to be as strong as ever today.

 

"While UK firms may be in a stronger position than their European counterparts when it comes to attracting international talent, this situation may not last forever. Any policy that restricts the mobility of the EU workforce could negatively affect many UK employers who have historically relied on a steady flow of international talent to fill open positions."

 

 

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