UK unemployment

COVID-19 lockdown impact: UK employment falls by biggest quarterly amount since 2009

That quarterly decline, which took the total number of people in employment to 32.92 million, is the biggest since the deep recession in 2009 in the wake of the global financial crisis.

published on : 11th August 2020

COVID-19: UK job-related benefit claims spike by nearly 25 per cent in May 2020

Further indications of the lockdown's impact on the UK labor market came with the news that the number of people on payrolls fell by 2.1 per cent, or 612,000 people, between March and May in 2020.

published on : 16th June 2020

UK unemployment claims soared to 2.1 million last month

The Office of National Statistics says jobless claims surged by 856,000 to 2.1 million in April as compared to the month before.

published on : 19th May 2020