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UK unemployment falls as number of people in jobs returns to pre-Covid levels

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THE number of UK workers on payrolls has rebeounded to pre-pandemic levels.

New figures show 241,000 were added, meaning that 29.1 million were on company books – the most since February 2020.

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Unemployment in the UK has dropped again as thousands more people got back into work.

The rate of unemployment is 4.6% for August, the latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows.

Last month figures showed the rate was higher at 4.7% and the number of job vacancies surged past 1million as the country was lifted out of lockdown.

It comes just weeks before the furlough scheme comes to an end on 30 September.

Almost 2 million are still on the government’s flagship wage support scheme.


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