UK payrolls shrink by 649,000 jobs in lockdown

Coronavirus: UK payrolls shrink by 649,000 jobs in lockdown - BBC News

The number of workers on UK company payrolls fell by 649,000 between March and June, official figures indicate.

The number of people claiming work-related benefits – including the unemployed – was 2.6 million.

However, the total was not as big as many feared, because large numbers of firms have put employees on the government-backed furlough scheme.

Economists say the full effect on employment will not be felt until the scheme ends in October.

source: bbc

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