UK unemployment rate up to 5.1 pc in Q4 of 2020

UK unemployment rate up to 5.1 pc in Q4 of 2020

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The UK unemployment rate rose to 5.1 per cent in the three months to December last year, while the number of workers on payroll has fallen by 726,000 since the COVID-19 pandemic began in February 2020, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported on Tuesday.

The UK unemployment rate rose to 5.1 per cent in the three months to December last year, while the number of workers on payroll has fallen by 726,000 since the COVID-19 pandemic began in February 2020, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported on Tuesday.

"The UK unemployment rate, in the three months to December 2020, was estimated at 5.1 per cent, 1.3 percentage points higher than a year earlier and 0.4 percentage points higher than the previous quarter," the ONS report said, as quoted by Sputnik.

The report highlighted that, however, that there were 83,000 more people in payrolled employment in January compared to the previous month.

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