UK payrolls down 649,000 during Covid-19 lockdown - ONS

2.6 million claiming work-related benefits

Jenna Brown
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The ONS said lockdown had markedly "weakened" the labour market.
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The ONS said lockdown had markedly "weakened" the labour market.

The number of workers on the payroll in the UK fell by 649,000 between March and June as lockdown measures took their toll on the economy, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed.

In June, 649,000 fewer people were in paid employment when compared with March and 74,000 fewer when compared with May 2020. The ONS said lockdown had markedly "weakened" the labour market. The ...

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