'It’s desperate': stories from the frontline of the Covid jobs crisis

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People who have lost their jobs in recent months on how they have coped since being made redundant

Rishi Sunak has extended the government’s furlough scheme until March next year, but Tuesday’s employment figures underlined the impact that coronavirus is having on the jobs market. The unemployment rate rose from 4.1% to 4.8% between the second and third quarters of 2020, while a record 314,000 people lost their job in the three months to September. Here are some stories from the frontline of the Covid jobs crisis.

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