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Coronavirus: ‘Huge challenges’ for NI recovery from Covid-19

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The retail sector has been badly hit There will be “huge challenges” for Northern Ireland’s economy in the future because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Arlene Foster has warned. The first minister cited recent unemployment figures in NI, which rose by almost 90% in April. Mrs Foster said she has “real concerns” about what will… Read more →

Coronavirus impact: Huge rise in Scots claiming unemployment benefit

Image copyright Getty Images The latest figures on the labour market point to a huge increase in people claiming unemployment benefit in Scotland. Across the UK in April, claimants went up by 856,500, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates. Its figures suggest the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Scotland increased by 66.9% – which would be up… Read more →