UK payroll numbers plummet by 650,000

The number of people on UK company payrolls fell by 649,000 between March and June 2020, new research from the ONS has revealed.

When compared with May, there were 74,000 fewer people in paid employment. Early estimates for June 2020 also indicate that the number of paid employees is expected to fall by 1.9% when compared with the same month in 2019.

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