Tuesday 15 September 2020 / 8:07 AM Jonathan Reynolds / Work and Pensions

Jonathan Reynolds comment on new ONS stats that show the number of workers on UK payrolls is down by 695,000

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on the ONS Labour market overview showing another increase in the unemployment rate with 695,000 fewer (PAYE) payroll employees since March 2020, said:

“These new figures are deeply concerning, over 5 million people are not working and 2.5 million have been out of work for three months or more.

“Unemployment will continue to rise unless the Government acts now and adopts a more flexible approach targeted at the sectors that need it most.”