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COVID-19: UK unemployment claims surge 69 per cent, hit labour market

Mid-Day Wednesday, 20 May 2020 ()
UK authorities said on Tuesday that unemployment claims in Britain jumped 69 per cent in April, as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and hit the labor market. The Office of National Statistics says jobless claims surged by 8,56,000 to 2.1 million in April as compared to the month before. The figures covered only the first weeks of...
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News video: Unemployment backlog: DWD says 140,000 applications 'on hold'

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Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development said Wednesday that it’s currently addressing a major backlog in unemployment claims. 140,000 applications are currently on hold as their claims are being investigated.

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