For down and out Greeks, the U.K. is the promised land with jobs aplenty.
Greece was already suffering from a bad case of brain drain but recent debacles, which ushered in capital controls and almost got the country ejected from the euro, have turbocharged the pace of human capital flight. Direction of travel: west across mainland Europe and the English Channel.
Data provided by U.K. jobs site CV-library.co.uk shows that visits to its website from Greek workers last week more than doubled from a year ago and that traffic from Greece has hit an all-time high. Based on weekly growth rates, CV-library expects the overall number of Greek workers searching its site for U.K.-based employment to double from June to July.