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UK employers have cut 695,000 jobs since March as unemployment rate rises

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UK employers have slashed 695,000 jobs since March when the coronavirus first sent Britain into national lockdown. Britain’s official unemployment rate also increased as expected by analysts to 4.1% between May July from 3.9% a month earlier, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published on Tuesday.

Amazon to create 7,000 UK jobs

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Online retail giant Amazon has said it will create a further 7,000 UK jobs this year to meet growing demand. Amazon said it had already added 3,000 roles so far in 2020, and so by the end of the year it will have created a total of 10,000 new jobs.