British jobs crisis worsens as employment drops most since 2009

The U.K. economy is reeling under the worst recession in at least a century, with data on Wednesday set to show the biggest economic contraction among Group of Seven nations in the second quarter. Foto: John Sibley

Britain's mounting labor market crisis was underscored by a 220,000 slump in employment during the height of the coronavirus lockdown, the worst decline since the global financial crisis.

The fall in the second quarter coincided with a period that saw the most strict restrictions to contain the spread of the disease. The Office for National Statistics said early indicators for July suggest that the number of employees on payrolls is down around 730,000 compared with March...

Læs også