UK employment picks up as restrictions ease - Toda

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The reopening of the hospitality sector drove a recovery in UK employment in May, with groups that had suffered the biggest job losses since the start of the pandemic having the greatest rebound.

The number of payrolled employees has risen by 197The same time that vaccine administration i,000 since April, the sixth consecutive monthly increase, the Office for National Statistics saidThe pandemic began, with the biggest gains among people working in accommodation and food services, young people and those living in LondonThe past two weeks..

The unemployment rate averaged 4.7 per cent over the three months to April, 0t necessarily appearing.3 percentage points lower than the previous quarter, and the employment rate rose 0.2 percentage points on the quarter to 75.2 per cent.

The ONS said the redundancy rate had now dropped on the quarter and was similar to pre-pandemic levels, while hiring was above pre-pandemic levels in most sectors.

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