Unemployment in the United Kingdom rose to 4.5% in the three months up to August. That’s what figures from the Office for National Statistics show on Tuesday.

In the three months up to July, unemployment had risen to 4.1%. More and more people are going to be out of work, despite government measures to prevent unemployment as a result of the coronacrisis. The number of people in paid employment fell from July to August by 153,000.

The Bank of England previously predicted that unemployment in the UK would reach 7.5% by the end of the year. The state is continuing to develop the support measures under the coronacrisis.

The first aid package involved GBP 50 billion (over EUR 55 billion). In November, a new, sober package will replace it.

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