PHOTOS UK unemployment rate jumps to record high in three years as pandemic leading to more job losses

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UK unemployment rate jumps to record high in three years as pandemic leading to more job losses

Xinhua

07:37, October 14, 2020

A man wearing a face mask walks past a refurbished shop in London, Britain, on Oct. 13, 2020. The British unemployment rate surged to a three-year high at 4.5 percent from June to August 2020 as the country's labor market continued to be hit significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is expected to render more people jobless in winter, the British Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Tuesday. (Photos: Xinhua/Han Yan)

A woman walks past a shop in London, Britain, on Oct. 13, 2020. The British unemployment rate surged to a three-year high at 4.5 percent from June to August 2020 as the country's labor market continued to be hit significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is expected to render more people jobless in winter, the British Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Tuesday.

Photo taken on Oct. 13, 2020 shows a restaurant in London, Britain. The British unemployment rate surged to a three-year high at 4.5 percent from June to August 2020 as the country's labor market continued to be hit significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is expected to render more people jobless in winter, the British Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Tuesday.

People walk past a temporarily-closed restaurant in London, Britain, on Oct. 13, 2020. The British unemployment rate surged to a three-year high at 4.5 percent from June to August 2020 as the country's labor market continued to be hit significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is expected to render more people jobless in winter, the British Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Tuesday.

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