Lockdown has claimed nearly 650,000 jobs since March
UK workers on company payrolls have fallen by 649,000 during lockdown as the coronavirus crisis claimed another 74,000 jobs last month, according to official figures.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said early estimates showed the number of paid employees fell by 1.9% year on year in June to 28.4 million, and by 0.3% compared with the previous month.
It said the pace of job losses appeared to have slowed in June, with claims under Universal Credit by the unemployed and those on low incomes falling by 28,100 between May and June to 2.6 million.
But the claimant count has more than doubled since March – soaring 112.2% or by 1.4 million – in a sign of the mounting jobs crisis.
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan gave an update on India’s battle against Covid-19 in the Lok Sabha. He lauded the steps taken by the central government and said that those steps had saved about 78 thousands lives and prevented about 29 cases in the country. Harsh Vardhan also lauded the role played by the Prime Minister, who he said had personally monitored the government’s handling of the crisis. The Health Minister also said that the government had held meetings with all states on the matter. He added that an empowered committee had been formed on March 29 and was restructured again on 10th of September based on requirement and the evolving situation in the country. He also added that now PPEs are being produced in India and the country is also in a condition to export the equipment to other countries. Watch the full video for all the details from the health minister’s speech in Lok Sabha.
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Oliver remained the most popular name for boys in England and Wales for theseventh year in a row in 2019, while Olivia topped the girls’ list for thefourth year in succession, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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Former Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King says the Covid-19 pandemic is not the “death knell for clothing on the high street” following the latest retail sales statistics from the Office for National Statistics. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Britain has officially entered into the largest recession on record afterfigures showed the pandemic sent the economy plunging by 20.4% between Apriland June. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed the UK’s nosediveinto recession for the first time since the financial crisis after the record-breaking contraction in the second quarter, which follows a 2.2% fall in theprevious three months. The grim second-quarter figures showed the UK sufferedthe biggest economic hit from the pandemic in western Europe, even beatingSpain’s eye-watering 18.5% drop.
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that the ONS figures confirm that "hard times arehere" as Britain officially entered into the largest recession on record. Thefigures showed the coronavirus pandemic sent the economy plunging by 20.4%between April and June.
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Reacting to the ONS employment figures, health minister Edward Argar said the Government always knew coronavirus would have an "economic impact". Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn