What latest ONS employment statistics say about state of East Midlands labour market: Comment by East Midlands Chamber

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Tuesday, 13 October 2020

New figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the UK unemployment rate has risen to its highest level for more than three years.

Nationally, the unemployment rate was 4.5% for the three months ending August 2020, compared to 4.1% for the May to July period – with 629,000 UK workers disappearing from the payrolls of British companies since the beginning of Covid-19 lockdown in March.

There were 153,000 people aged between 16 and 24 in employment between June and August compared to the previous quarter, and 102,000 fewer than the same period in 2019.

East Midlands unemployment rate slightly below UK average

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