Covid-19: UK unemployment claims surge 69%

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Covid-19: UK unemployment claims surge 69%

May 19, 2020 16:30 IST

Unemployment claims in the UK jumped 69% in April, as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold and hit the labour market, the country's authorities said Tuesday. The Office of National Statistics says jobless claims surged by 8.56 lakh to 21 lakh in April as compared to the month before.

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