The latest figures on employment and pay, published today by the ONS, which include new experimental data on the number of paid employees shows a sharp decrease of 450,000 between March and April 2020, and a sharp fall in pay.
Commenting on the report, TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady says:
“These figures are alarming – but unsurprising. It’s clear we need a solid economic plan for recovery. Extending the job retention scheme was the right first step. We need a job guarantee scheme to stop long-term unemployment, and a plan that puts full employment on decent wages and fair terms at its heart.”
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