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Unemployment rate soars to highest level for more than four years

Unemployment rate soars to highest level for more than four years

Britain’s jobless rate has soared to its highest level for more than four years as official figures showed nearly 830,000 workers have been dropped from UK payrolls since the start of the pandemic. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed the unemployment rate reached 5% in the three months to November for the first time since early 2016 after another 202,000 people lost their jobs.

 

Figures for December also showed there were 828,000 fewer Britons on company payrolls since before the crisis struck last Februa...

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