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Unemployment at 4.5% as jobless total rises to 1.52 million

Written by on 13/10/2020

Unemployment rose to 4.5% in the three months to August as the total number of jobless rose by 138,000, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

The jobless rate, slightly higher than expected, was up from 4.1% the month before and the highest for more than three years.

The latest increase in unemployment took the total to 1.52 million.

Data also suggested that, in September, there were 673,000 fewer people on UK payrolls than in March when the coronavirus lockdown started.

 Sky News

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