European citizens are leaving the United Kingdom

The data behind it all

As of 2018, migration from the EU to the UK is at its absolute lowest in 4 years.

In 2017, not only did 4% fewer Europeans settle in the UK, but the number of European citizens that left the UK also went up by 19%! This means that almost 140 000 European citizens left the UK in 2017, which is more than it’s ever been!
The conclusion from the British organization ONS (Office for National Statistics) is clear: the number of citizens looking for jobs in the UK significantly went down in the last year.

That’s only for European citizens, though. If we take migration from the whole world into account, then there’s been little change over these past few years, with 282 000 people more people coming into the UK than leaving it. Nevertheless, it seems that European citizens are increasingly worried about the consequences of Brexit. That’s understandable. Even though the UK finally released its white paper on Brexit recently, there’s still much we don’t know about how it will happen…