It’s greater than 70 years since such extraordinary volumes have been seen in a single month.
Again in 1947, fierce winter snows and floods froze chunks of the economic system strong. This time it’s the coronavirus lockdown wreaking havoc.
On prime of the unemployed, eight million individuals are off work however being paid beneath the furlough scheme.
Job vacancies disappear
Life is hard for these in search of a brand new job – the variety of vacancies dropped at a report tempo final month.
The ONS nonetheless discovered 637,000 positions out there within the three months to April, however that quantity is falling shortly and is dropping simply as extra individuals are on the lookout for new roles.