“For many ethnic minority groups employment rates remain too low. More than half of Muslim men and three quarters of Muslim women are unemployed.”

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The report, billed as the most comprehensive inquiry ever into discrimination in Britain, warns that working-class white boys have been overtaken by other ethnic groups at school.

Some white men remain behind their Indian and Chinese peers, who are increasingly high fliers.

The study says: “People from some ethnic groups are more likely to be in higher skilled, professional occupations than others.

“For example, Chinese and Indian men are nearly twice as likely as white British men to be in professional jobs.””