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Deloitte chief economist comments on today's ONS labour market figures

13 October 2020

Commenting on the latest labour market figures, Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, said:

“Unemployment edged up over the summer even though economic activity rebounded with the ending of the lockdown. A higher case rate, new restrictions and less government support are likely to push unemployment up over the winter months.

“The path of the virus continues to dictate the direction of the economy.”


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