UK jobless rate rises due to lockdown

London, Britain’s unemployment rate rose for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began in March, official data showed on Tuesday.

 

The unemployment rate increased to 4.1% in the three months to July from 3.9% in the April-June period, the Office for National Statistics said, according to Reuters.

 

Economists polled by Reuters had expected the unemployment rate to rise to 4.1%.

 

However, a fall in the number of people in employment was less severe than expected at 12,000, compared with a median forecast for a fall of 125,000 in the Reuters poll.

 

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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