Covid-19: Emerging Impacts on Employment

Despite some lockdown measures being eased in England since the 10th May, the COVID-19 restrictions are continuing to be felt across the UK with reports, statistics and statements being released almost daily highlighting the severity of the current and anticipated future economic impacts. Current measures mean that many businesses remain closed, impacting millions of workers, whether through furlough or a period of unemployment.

This article – providing insights from the May 2020 release of statistics – uses the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, to consider how employment started to change as the lockdown began, how this has impacted the levels of unemployment and earnings, and which groups have been most affected.   Click here to read more