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Almost 2m off work due to the pandemic

Almost 2m off work due to the pandemic

Almost 2m people have been off work for at least six months, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation, with a total of 1.9m having either lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, or being placed on furlough long-term. The figure is far higher than official estimates of around 1.2m. The think-tank says that one in five of those off work fear they will remain unemployed – or will not have a job to return to when the furlough scheme ends on April 30. Elsewhere, a British Chambers of Commerce survey has found that one in four firms expect to lay off at least some staff unless furlough support is extended beyond the current end date.

Read more: Daily Mail


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