UK jobless claims soar by a record 856,000 to 2.1m in April

Industry News | 19/05/20

UK jobless claims soared 69.1 per cent – or by 856,000 – to 2.1m in April, unemployment data showed today to illustrate the staggering impact of coronavirus on the economy. And the UK unemployment number increased by 50,000 to 1.35m as lockdown started in March, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Source: CityAM