695,000 Brits unemployed since March after 36,000 workers lost jobs last month


UK unemployment has risen by 695,000 since March after another 36,000 Brits lost their jobs last month.

The number of paid employees has fallen by 2.4% cent since March, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

UK unemployment since March has risen by 695,000 after another 36,000 Brits lost their jobs last month

Meanwhile, unemployment increased by 104,000 to 1.4 million for the three months to July.

August’s numbers are based on a “flash estimate” with early data and could change.

ONS director of economic statistics Darren Morgan said: “Some effects of the pandemic on the labour market were beginning to unwind in July as parts of the economy reopened.

“Fewer workers were away on furlough and average hours rose.

“The number of job vacancies continued to recover into August, too.

“Nonetheless, with the number of employees on the payroll down again in August and both unemployment and redundancies sharply up in July, it is clear that coronavirus is still having a big impact on the world of work.”

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