730,000 jobs lost since lockdown began

  • Chris Easom
  • September 9, 2020

Company payrolls have plunged by 730,000 since the start of the coronavirus crisis lockdown as the UK braces for a feared acceleration in unemployment. Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed 81,000 net fewer people on payrolls last month alone, despite continuing support for employers via government loan vehicles and the Job Retention Scheme for furloughed workers.