Rise in UK jobless ‘already exceeds first year of the Great Depression’ – Evening Standard

After years of a near jobs miracle that saw record numbers in employment, Covid-19 is taking a brutal toll.

Figures from the ONS today show that the number of staff on UK payrolls fell by 612,000 between March and May.

Claimant unemployment is already up by 1.6 million since March to 2.8 million. In the whole year after the 1929 Wall Street Crash it rose by 1.0 million.