Unemployment in the UK hit a new high in the past 10 years

China News Agency, London, August 12, the British National Bureau of statistics released the latest data on August 11, the impact of the new coronavirus epidemic, since March, the number of British unemployment hit a 10-year record. According to the data, the number of unemployed people in the UK has reached 730000, the highest since the financial crisis in 2009. Among them, the number of unemployed increased by 74000 in June and 114000 in July. Covid-19,

, to stabilize employment, the British government implemented the “holiday funding Subsidy Scheme” at the beginning of the new crown outbreak. A large number of staff who stayed at home for “leave” were still classified as working classes. Under the plan, the government will pay about 80% of the UK’s 8.4m employees, up to a maximum of 2500 a month. The original plan lasted until the end of July. On May 12, British Chancellor of the exchequer rich sunak announced that the plan will continue to be extended until October this year.