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ALMOST 2M BRITS HAVEN’T WORKED FOR SIX MONTHS

Almost two million people have not worked for at least six months as Covid ravages the economy, research shows.

The Resolution Foundation said 1.9 million workers were unemployed or fully furloughed in January, and had been since at least July.

The figures reveal the damage to the labour force which next month’s Budget must address, the think tank added.

Nye Cominetti, senior economist at the Resolution Foundation, said: “Ten months into the crisis, almost two million people have now been affected by long Covid in the labour market, having not worked for at least six months.

“While the UK’s economic prospects are finally looking up, job insecurity remains high, particularly among those who have spent long periods not working, or who are currently furloughed.”





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