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Deloitte's senior economist comments on today's labour market figures

11 August 2020

Commenting on the latest labour market figures, published by the ONS today, Debapratim De, senior economist at Deloitte, said:

“The furlough scheme has continued to keep the UK’s unemployment rate in check. The real impact of COVID-19 is evident in the average hours worked, which has seen the biggest quarterly fall on record.

“However the uptick in employment in June, as reported in the ONS’ experimental monthly statistics, provides an indication of the effect of lockdown easing on jobs.”


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