Unemployment hit 1.7million in January with 11,000 more losing jobs as UK entered third lockdown

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Unemployment hit 1.7million in January with 11,000 more losing jobs as UK entered third lockdown

THE number of Brits without a job hit 1.7million in January with 11,000 more losing work as the UK entered a third national lockdown. The figur

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THE number of Brits without a job hit 1.7million in January with 11,000 more losing work as the UK entered a third national lockdown.

The figure is up 360,000 on the same period – between November and January – last year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), before the coronavirus crisis hit the economy.

Unemployment rose by 11,000 in the three months to January 2021

It’s also increased by 11,000 on the previous three months, from August to October.

During the three months the data represents, parts of England were shut down under the Tier system, while others were placed under tough restrictions.

Scotland and Wales were also under their own national lockdown rules to stop the spread of a infectious new variant of Covid-19.

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