UK unemployment creeps up as Covid-19 pandemic hits business

Britain’s unemployment rate rose to 4.1 per cent in the three months to July - 0.3 per cent higher than the year previously, according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Over the quarter, young people without a job rose to 156,000, while the number of employees in the UK on payrolls was down around 695,000 compared with March, when the Covid-19 lockdown began.

Although the number of people estimated to be temporarily away from work (including...
source: Business Live

2020-09-15 11:59
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