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Another 15,000 Scots seeking work over lockdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Official figures show unemployment in Scotland rose between March and May as the impact of lockdown was felt Unemployment in Scotland rose between March and May as the impact of lockdown was felt, official figures indicate. Scotland’s unemployment rate rose to 4.3% in the period, a 0.6% increase on the previous quarter. This was… Read more →

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Coronavirus: US workers seeking jobless aid near 40 million

Image copyright Getty Images A further 2.4 million Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, despite hopes that easing lockdown restrictions would help restart the US economy. The new filings brought the total since mid-March to roughly 38.6 million – almost a quarter of the workforce. The weekly figures have declined since peaking at almost 6.9 million at the end of… Read more →