News – GB – 726000 people have lost their jobs since the beginning of the pandemic


The number of UK workers on the payroll rose 83 last month000 and has been at 726 as of February 2020 due to the effects of the pandemic000 decreased according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Jonathan Athow, Assistant National Statistician at ONS, said: “The latest monthly tax figures show preliminary signs of a stabilization in the labor market, with the number of employees being paid through payroll marginally in recent months has risen However, it’s still over 700000 less employed than before the start of the coronavirus pandemic

“Almost three fifths of this decline in employees since the outbreak of the pandemic has come from those under the age of 25 This is evident from a new age breakdown we’re releasing for the first time today

“Our survey shows that the unemployment rate has seen the largest annual increase since the financial crisis

“However, the proportion of people who are neither working nor looking for a job has stabilized after rising sharply at the beginning of the pandemic Many people who lost their jobs early on have now started looking for work ”

Workers are concerned about their jobs after the prime minister’s announcement as some companies will not be able to reopen before the end of the vacation program, union leaders warned

TUC Secretary General Frances O’Grady said it could take a few months for workers to know if they still have a job

“The government needs to stop shaking and procrastinating and extend the full vacation program for at least the remainder of 2021, and it urgently needs to provide support for the self-employed

“With jobs and livelihoods in balance, there is no reason to keep workers and companies waiting

“We need a plan to support the parts of the economy that are hardest hit by repeated lockdowns, such as the hospitality, retail, aviation and creative industries

“If the Prime Minister wants to make sure we are never locked up again, he must improve the safety of people when they return to work in large numbers

“That means improving workplace safety guidelines to keep them up to date with the latest science and taking action against employers who put employees at risk,” she said

Manuel Cortes, Secretary General of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association, said: “While there is light at the end of the tunnel, the Prime Minister today has left many industries with ongoing questions and support needs

“As we continue to live with coronavirus, public transport capacity will remain limited for the foreseeable future, while social distancing measures will be maintained

“The government needs to make it clear how it will support our trains, buses, subways, trams and ferries, which are the main public transport links that our country relies on

“What support is given to keep them going until the social distancing is gone and people can return to their normal jobs instead of working from home?

“And will the government undertake to bring the rail into public ownership where it rightly belongs?”

Unison general secretary Christina McAnea said taking a cautious approach is the right way to get the country moving again and limit the spread of viruses

“It is clear that the restrictions were relaxed too quickly last time and that there can be no repeat errors

“By ensuring that employees are encouraged by their employers to receive the vaccine and that wages are paid in full if they need to be isolated, ministers can lower infection rates even further


“The government should also follow the example of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in applying the steady approach to schools with gradual reopening rather than going broke

“Along with heightened security measures, this is the way to protect employees, students and everyone else”

Usdaw general secretary Paddy Lillis said reopening non-essential stores is a lifeline for many retailers

He added, “This is good news when it comes to safeguarding jobs, but the virus is still out there. It is important that the tests set by the government before reopening are followed so that business is only possible then reopened when the data suggests it is safe

“Upon reopening, we expect employers to take the necessary security measures, including staying two meters away, and to encourage customers to abide by the rules and respect employees

“Unfortunately, during this appalling pandemic, abuse of shop workers has doubled. It should never be just part of the job and salespeople must be respected

“Retail workers are working with the public every day and are not only exposed to increased abuse, but also a higher likelihood of catching Covid-19 This needs to be considered when setting vaccine priority lists

“Government must prioritize vulnerable occupations in the second phase of vaccine deployment and reflect the risks they face”

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