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Unemployment degree falls barely from five-year excessive

Unemployment level falls slightly from five-year high


The sudden drop of 0.1 per cent from a five-year excessive of 5.1 per cent within the October-December interval got here because the ONS revealed the variety of employees on UK payrolls elevated for the third month in a row in February.

Nonetheless the unemployment fee continues to be 1.1 per cent greater than a 12 months earlier and the variety of employees on UK payrolls has fallen by practically 700,000 because the begin of the pandemic.

Of that lower, near two-thirds has been amongst these aged under-25 and nearly a 3rd has been in London.

General there have been 693,000 fewer employees on payrolls than in February 2020, with greater than half – 368,000 jobs – misplaced within the hospitality sector as lockdowns compelled many companies to shut.

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